Grape

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IN GENERAL

Grape is the fruit of the vine. The vine (Vitis Vinifera), is a creeper plant and its products are the must, wine, vinegar and raisins.

References are made to the grapes in the Homeric Epics, where in the symposia of the heroes the eating of grape dominates. Reports on the vine, are made also in various hieroglyphic inscriptions, and in representations in paintings on walls where people are presented to cultivate vines and pick grapes. Images and writings are dated back to 2500 BC.

PROPERTIES – USE

Grape is rich in potassium, vitamins A, B and C, flavonoids, while the skin of the grape contains precious vegetable ingredient, resveratrol. From the pits of grape derives an oil, which contains vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3). Hippocrates used the grape to heal wounds and treat skin diseases and gynecological problems. The grapes have antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal ingredient in cosmetology, using it to reduce wrinkles, tighten and moisturize skin.