Muscadine grape seed oil, curtails weight gain.

muscadinegrapesA new study published in the journal Food and Function has specified that Muscadine grape seed oil reduces the formation of . The oil aids in the production of tocotrienol, an unsaturated form of vitamin E.

Previous studies have associated with red palm and rice brain oil to the production of tocotrienol and lowering of cholesterol; not muscadine grape seed oil which is considered an edible oil produced from grape . Im addition to being a unique source of tocotrienol the oil is considered to be a good source of mono- and polyunsaturated .

The study consisted of analyzing the content of oil extracted from muscadine obtained near Tallahassee. It was determined that the content of unsaturated reached 85 to 90 percent of the total .

“Thus, foods made with muscadine grape seed oil could curtail weight gain by reducing obesity,” said Maurice Marshall, a faculty member at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, lead author of the study.

Scientists recommend that muscadine grape seed oils fortified with additional tocotrienol could be developed to help stem obesity.

Source

Lu Zhao, Yavuz Yagiz, Changmou Xu, Jiang Lu, Soonkyu Chung, Maurice R. Marshall. Muscadine grape seed oil as a novel source of tocotrienols to reduce adipogenesis and adipocyte inflammation. Food Funct., 2015; DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00261C

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