The Muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia Michx) is native to the southeastern United States and was the first native grape species to be cultivated in North America. Muscadine grapes are rich sources of polyphenols and other nutrients studied for their potential health benefits. Gallic acid, catechin and epicatechin are the major phenolics in seeds, while ellagic acid, myricetin and trans-resveratrol are the major phenolics in the skins.
Muscadine grapes are a rich source of polyphenols and are studied for their potential health benefits.*
Muscadine is native to the American South and has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century.
We source only our finest Certified Organic Red Muscadine Grapes. The Muscadine grape’s thick skin is the reason for such a high polyphenol level.
Did You Know?
Muscadine grapes actually have 20 sets of chromosomes, unlike those that are used for table and wine grapes that have only 19 sets.