November 8th, 2010
You are probably wondering, what do Muscadine Grapes and Dad Blogs have to do with each other? Well, let us explain…
Muscadine Grapes – A SuperFruit Living in a Shadow
Muscadine grapes have more resveratrol than any other type of grapes. Muscadine grapes contain ellagic acid – which is not found in any other grape. Clearly muscadine grapes have amazing nutritional properties. However, muscadine grapes really do not get the respect that other super fruits get.
There are endless stories about Acai, Noni and Mangosteen, however, you rarely see the major media cover the muscadine grape. For some reason, the muscadine grape lives in the shadow of other superfruits.
Dad Blogs – Living in the Large Mom Blog Shadow
In writing this post, I tried to find another “living in the shadow” example to compare to the muscadines. It then hit me – Dad Blogs! You see, everyone knows about Mom Blogs and Mommy Bloggers. In fact, many mommy bloggers can have a great deal of influence and they receive plenty of media attention.
On the other hand, you have the poor dad bloggers. Dad Blogs live in the shadow of Mom Blogs, much like Muscadine Grapes live in the shadow of Acai and Noni. There are some very high quality dad blogs on the web, but they just do not have the influence of Mom Blogs.
My Answer – Dad Blogs Should Write About Muscadine Grapes
My solution to the problem? Dad bloggers should write about muscadine grapes! Maybe two things that live in the shadows should be tied together? So, Dad bloggers, take this opportunity to write about the muscadine grapes…better do it quick before the Mom Bloggers beat you to it!
January 15th, 2010
Muscadine grapes are well known for their strong nutritional properties. After all, the Muscadine Grape is the only grape in the world to contain Ellagic Acid – a powerful antioxidant. What is not well known is that the Muscadine Grape can have 40x the resveratrol that is in red grapes!
Muscadine Grapes – A Resveratrol PowerHouse
Resveratrol or Trans-Resveratrol is a very impressive flavonoid found in grapes. Resveratrol has been shown to help extend the lifespan and health of a number of animals. While many people think of red wine and red grapes when they hear resveratrol – it is actually the purple Muscadine Grape that has more reservatrol than any other grape.
How to Learn More About the Link Between Muscadines and Resveratrol
Over at PowerSupplements.Com they have a great special report all about muscadine grapes and resveratrol. If you want to read the full story on Muscadines and their Resveratrol content – take a look at this article on Muscadine Grapes – The King of Resveratrol .
November 20th, 2009
Welcome to our Muscadine Grape Blog!
On this site we will be looking at current research and clinical studies related to muscadine grapes and ellagic acid. If you are not familiar with the Muscadine Grape – here is a quick overview…
Overview of the Muscadine Grape:
The muscadine grape is a puple/bronze colored grape that grows throughout the Southeastern United States. Muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia), also called Scuppernong, have adapted over the years to survive the harsh climate of the Southeast. Muscadines tend to be larger, stronger and have thicker skins than traditional grapes.
One of the most significant differences between red grapes and muscadines is on a genetic level.
Normal grapes have 19 pairs of chromosomes. Muscadines actually have an extra pair of chromosomes – they have 20 pairs! It is believed that this genetic difference is the reason that Muscadines have 6 times the Resveratrol of red grapes, 40 times the antioxidants, more fiber than oat bran and are the only grapes to contain ellagic acid.
Muscadine Wine, Muscadine Supplements or Fresh Muscadines?
In terms of getting muscadines into your diet, there are a few ways you can go. Muscadine Wine and Muscadine Juice is popular in the South. In additional you can get fresh muscadines in season (August – October). However, if you want the full health benefits of the muscadine – you need to eat the muscadine skin, muscadine pulp and muscadine seed. The only way to get all 3 parts of the Muscadine is through a whole food Muscadine Supplement.
Much More to Come
Stay tuned, we will be exploring much more about the muscadine grape throughout this site!