Grape is one of the world’s most grown fruit crops, spread over approximately 7,5 million hectares around the world. The fruits are consumed both as fresh and as processed products such as wine, juice, jam, vinegar, and grape seed oil.
Grape seed, which is mostly a by-product of wineries and grape juice industries, contains proteins, fibres, carbohydrates, minerals, lipids, and polyphenolic compounds. It has been preferred mostly for oil extraction. Since 1990s grape seed oil has been one of the most preferred gourmet culinary oils in salad dressings, baking, and marinades with its unique nutty and light flavour, and with a high smoke point it is used in frying. In addition, grape seed oil is preferred for supplements, cosmeceutical, personal care, and pharmaceutical products with fatty acids and high levels of nutrients, bioactive components, and antioxidants.
Linoleic (Omega-6) acid is found in high quantities in Goya Botanicals Cold Pressed Grape Seed Oil, followed by oleic (Omega-9) and palmitic acids. Additionally, it contains a high content of tannins which is a thousand times higher than some other oils. Therefore, it shows higher stability for oxidation. Since the cold press method includes no heat or chemical treatments, Goya Botanicals Cold Pressed Grape Seed Oil has higher amount of antioxidants, phytochemicals, and an important level of natural aroma compounds.
Uses & Benefits
Grape seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, phenolics, and vitamin E with other phytochemicals. Due to its high polyphenol content, it shows a high level of antioxidant capacity, which can help to decrease free radicals damage(1). Grape seed oil has the fatty acids essential for human health and it is highly recommended to include it to daily diet or to take its supplements to support the body against coronary and chronical diseases(2).
Grape seed oil is also very popular for skin products and cosmeceuticals due to its antioxidant, emollient, moisturizing and anti-wrinkle, effects(3). It is also effective in topical applications for itching and flaking feet(4).
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References & Disclaimer
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Cao, X., & Ito, Y. (2003). Supercritical fluid extraction of grape seed oil and subsequent separation of free fatty acids by high-speed counter-current chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1021.
RLampi, A.-M.,&Heinonen, M. (2009). Berry seed and grapeseed oils. In R. A. Moreau,&A. Kamal-Eldin (Eds.), Gourmet and health-promoting specialty oils (pp. 215–235). Urbana, Illinois: AOCS Press. 117–124.
Garavaglia, J., Markoski, M. M., Oliveira, A., & Marcadenti, A. (2016). Grape seed oil compounds: Biological and chemical actions for health. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, 9, 59–64.
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