Don’t throw away the grape-seeds

Grape seeds seem to be the less important part of the fruit.
People who think this, couldn’t be more wrong! Grape-seed contain a certain polyphenol, called resveratrol, which is studied for its effect on cancer cell growth (according to Wikipedia

 

Other preliminary research on disease models

skin and wounds – OPCs induced vascular endothelial growth factor and accelerated healing of injured skin in mice[4]
teeth – seed phenolics may inhibit oral sugar metabolism and retard growth of certain bacteria that cause dental caries[5]
bones – grape seed extracts enhanced bone density and strength in experimental animals[6]
in vitro cancer studies – grape seed proanthocyanidins decreased tumor numbers and reduced the malignancy of papillomas[7]
ultraviolet damage – dietary proanthocyanidins are under study for mechanisms against carcinogenesis and sunscreen protection[8]
anti-viral effects[9][10]
antibacterial properties[11]
liver function[12]
blood flow and fluid balance

 

Please take a moment to talk to your customers about grape seed, when you have the chance.

How is grape-seed in different language?

In Italian you say: vinacciolo (the mp3 says olio di vinacciolo, which is the grape-seed oil

In Hungarian: mag

And Germans call is: Samen

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kishajnalka

computational linguist aaaand translator, obsessed with the interculturality and Europe.

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