Muscadine grape seed oil, curtails weight gain.

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

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

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

“Thus, consuming foods made with muscadine grape seed 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.


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

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