seed oil is extracted from grape seeds and has a relatively high smoke point can
be safely used to cook at high temperatures. Grape seed oil can be used for stir-fries,salad
dressings, marinades, deep frying, flavored oils, baking. Grape seed oil also
has other positive attributes in relation to cooking. It has a clean, light taste
make grape seed oil is often used as a base for infusing or flavoring with garlic,
rosemary, or other herbs or spices. One is able to use less grape seed oil for
precisely the same reasons that the cosmetics industry likes it, the emollient
and film-forming virtues.
The metabolic energy density of grape seed oil is
comparable to that of other oils, about 120 kCal per tablespoon (34 kJ/ml). However,
the fact that less oil is needed for cooking may be useful when observing a low-fat
In all products it is a preferred cosmetic ingredient
for damaged and stressed tissues, regenerative and restructuring virtues which
allow a better control of skin moisturization. It can help skin retain the normal
structure of epithelium cells and nerve cells via supporting the cell membranes.
It is noted to be especially effective for repair of the skin around the eyes.
Used as an all over skin moisturizer, Grapeseed oil is known to reduce the look
of strech marks. Expectant mothers who use this all throughout their pregency
report little to no skin damage/strech marks.
Vitamins in grape seed
Vitamin E (0.8 to 1.2 g/kg), Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene.
is unconfirmed information that grape seed oil also contains Vitamin D.
composition of Grape Seed Oil fatty acids and Nutrition Ingredients|
Nutrition Ingredients ||Average Percentage Range ||Ayais
|Omega-6 Linoleic acid||69
to 78% ||75%|
|Omega-9 Oleic acid
||10 to 20% ||13.5%|
acid Hexadecanoic acid||5 to 11% ||5.7%|
A-Linolenic Acid||0.3 to 1% ||0.55%|
(tocopherols) VE|| ||36mg/100g|
D || ||4mg/100g|
grape seed oil is also high in procyanidolic oligomers
(also known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins, OPCs or PCOs), which are also the
main constituent of pycnogenol.
In a large
survey shown that using up to 1.5 ounces (43 g) per day, an amount that one can
cook with, grapeseed oil had the ability to raise HDL levels and reduce LDL levels
in just three weeks,which could be significant for those at risk of heart attack.
Seed Extract (oligomeric proanthocyanidins, OPCs or PCOs)
seed extract is derived from the small seeds and occasionally the skins of red
grapes, grape seed extract is rich in flavonoids, phytochemicals that have antioxidant
properties some consider even greater than the old standbys vitamin C and vitamin
The most valuable flavonoids in grape seed extract are procyanidolic
oligomers (also known as proanthocyanidins), commonly called PCOs. Beyond their
antioxidant powers, PCOs are thought to improve blood circulation and help strengthen
blood vessels. These actions benefit people with heart disease and cancer.
Doctors prescribe PCO-containing drugs for various vascular
(vessel) disorders that are likely to benefit from increased blood flow, such
as diabetes, leg cramps, varicose veins, arm and leg numbness or tingling and
even impotence. Macular degeneration and cataracts--vision-robbers of the elderly--may
also improve by means of the extract's effects on circulation.
extract effectively penetrates cell membranes throughout the body with its antioxidant
properties. It can even cross into the brain (traversing the blood-brain barrier)
to protect brain cells from free-radical damage.
As an ingredient in facial
creams, the grape seed extract may help maintain skin elasticity.
seed extract may help to human health:
Prevent heart disease. PCOs
reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke , which is believed to prevent the
plaque development that can clog arteries. PCOs may function as effectively as
aspirin in keeping blood cells from sticking together and anticoagulant effect.
And the PCOs posed no risk of the gastrointestinal irritation or bleeding generally
Minimize fibromylagia damage. Fibromyalgia is an elusive disorder
associated with chronic muscle pain and stiffness. The antioxidant power of grape
seed extract can help by protecting besieged muscle cells from damage.
cancer. The antioxidants in grape seed extract work hard at helping to control
cellular damage, routinely hunting down and neutralizing mutations within the
genetic material of cells that could lead to tumor formation.
skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. Certain components within the
skin--collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid--participate in keeping it healthy.
PCOs help keep these substances in good shape by blocking enzymes that might disrupt
their chemical structure.
Slow progression of macular degeneration and
cataracts. Grape seed extract improves blood flow in the eye's tiny vessels,
where certain eye diseases can cause blockages and impairments that result in
Lessen allergy symptoms. As a natural antihistamine,
grape seed extract may help to control the sneezing, congestion and other hallmarks
of an allergic reaction. The extract also inhibits the release of chemicals called
prostaglandins that can generate inflammation during an allergic response.
eye strain. People stay before monitors for extended periods may benefit from
taking grape seed extract.