miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2011

Amazing Food Facts Red grapes produce resveratrol as a defense against fungal invasion

You may have heard of resveratrol, a miracle antioxidant found in grape skins that's linked to a lower risk of heart disease and enhanced longevity.

Unlike other antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which give blueberries their color and are an integral part of the fruit, plants produce resveratrol only in response to fungal or bacterial attack. That's right -- resveratrol is a natural antibiotic and fungicide that's intelligently synthesized by the grape plant in order to survive a biological attack!This means that the more natural fungi and bacteria a plant is exposed to, the more resveratrol...

Source:
http://healthyken.com/2011/08/amazing-food-facts-red-grapes-produce-resveratrol-as-a-defense-against-fungal-invasion.html