Grape seeds work wonders for your health and beauty. Not only can you eat this hidden treasure inside each and every grape, but it can also be turned into oil, capsules and extract and is a key ingredient in many beauty products.
Health and cooking
Grape seeds are very hard to digest. However, there are several other ways of consuming them to make the most of their many benefits. You can soak them for a couple of hours before eating them on their own or adding them to smoothies. The important thing is to chew them well in your mouth to release all their nutritional properties.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamin E, grape seeds help purify the blood and control triglycerides. They also boost good cholesterol and combat high blood pressure and obesity.
Virgin grapeseed oil tastes like white wine, while the refined version has a fairly neutral taste. It is excellent for frying, since it is the best oil to use at high temperatures and takes longer to boil than other oils.
If you coat vegetables in grapeseed oil before grilling them, they’ll be protected from burning so easily. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, they’re delicious on their own or to accompany any dish.
Another interesting use for grapeseed oil is in cakes and pastries (focaccias, rolls, etc.) instead of butter. You can also use it on its own as a salad dressing.
The most original use of this multipurpose oil, though, has to be in homemade mayonnaise. You’ll get a smooth, delicate mayonnaise that goes perfectly with any dish. Try it with a Russian salad and see…
Grapeseed oil can be used on its own or as a carrier oil mixed with essential oils. It is an excellent choice for anyone who is allergic to other essential oils, as backed by a number of studies. Its composition also makes it an ideal replacement for moisturising cream, since it doesn’t leave a greasy layer on the skin and is quickly absorbed.
It helps combat cellulitis and wrinkles with visible results from the first few weeks. It is a great ally against acne and is the perfect massage oil. Those tiny seeds pack quite a punch!