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On the advice of Native Americans, early North Carolina settlers planted muscadine grapes. People eat the meat of the grape but not the seeds and thick skin. Jerry Smith, CEO and owner of bottled-water LeBleu Corporation in Advance, North Carolina, felt the seeds contained medicinal properties. Smith hired a scientist at the University of Georgia to study the muscadine seeds. The scientist discovered that the seeds contain an inordinate amount of antioxidants, the compounds that protect the body from free radicals that are blamed for all sorts of health problems. Smith processes the seeds into capsules that his company sells.
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A research study comparing diets of French and Americans revealed that the French had less heart disease than Americans. Wine, especially red wine containing resveratrol, was singled out as one of the most powerful antioxidants in combating heart disease. In 1999, a sample of muscadine wine from Dennis Vineyards was sent to Cornell University for testing. Cornell researchers discovered the wine had the fourth highest levels of the antioxidant resveratrol that they had ever tested.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p20, il
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25848
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Dr. Michael Wheeler, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics in the East Carolina University College of Human Ecology, is on the cutting edge of answering questions about the 12th largest cause of death in the United States: chronic liver disease. His research has led him to the potential benefits of a North Carolina staple in winemaking—the muscadine grape.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Summer 2010, p8-11 Periodical Website
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30894
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Bob Dalton of Forsyth County discovered that his crop of muscadine grapes contained high levels of healthful antioxidants and polyphenols, which repel natural disease and insects. Further research on his grapes specifically showed that they contained antioxidants that inhibit the growth of some cancer cell types. Dalton started a new company called Muscadine Naturals and sells his muscadine grapes in the form of a powder health supplement.
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