The muscadine grape is grown in the warm, humid, climate of southeastern USA. This species of grapes has a tough, thick, skin. They range in colors from bronze, dark purple, to black when ripe. In the wild, deciduous muscadine vines grow sixty to one hundred feet with small greenish flowers and loose grape clusters of three to forty a bunch. Inside the grapes are hard, oblong, seeds. Many wild varieties can stay green through maturity. They ripen between mid September to late October. A mature vine can yield, approximately, twenty pounds of fruit. Muscadines can be eaten directly out of the hand or used to make jellies, jams, juices and wines.


Muscadine grapes have an extra pair of chromosomes compared to traditional grapes. This extra set of chromosomes is one reason muscadines are known as "super grapes". Ellagic acid, only found in muscadines, may be due to the extra chromosome count. Ellagic acid plays a role in cancer prevention.

Muscadines have six times resveratrol, as traditional red grapes, with more phytonutrients. Resveratrol is an antibiotic, produced by plants, to guard against infections or environmental stress. Plants are protected against bacteria, fungi, insects and harsh weather. Resveratrol is found in grapes, red wine, grape juice, peanuts, cranberries, blueberries and other fruits and plants. The content of resveratrol, in red wine, is higher than other foods or beverages. Trans-resveratrol provides the best health benefits for the body, compared to its counterpart, CIS-resveratrol. It's a stable component, easily absorbed into the body, unlike its counterpart. A product containing 100% trans-resveratrol would contain better health benefits than a 50% combination of both.

Muscadines have antioxidants benefits! The muscadine grape contains higher levels of antioxidants than blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries! Antioxidants attack damaging free radicals. Dangerous free radicals are unstable molecules that cause oxidation in the blood, leading to the onset of many diseases. Free radicals can speed up the aging process with the breakdown of collagen and reduced oxygen levels found in cells They can cause wrinkling of skin, pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions.


Promotes healthy cardiovascular functions
Regulates blood sugar
Reduces free radicals
Increases mental clarity
Boosts energy
Increases muscle tone
Has antioxidants benefits
Boost immune system
Has anti-aging properties
Reduces risk of cancer


Use muscadine fragrance for making homemade soap! This soap can have a sweet, strong, grape-like scent. If you like sweet muscadine wine, then you'll like this homemade soap! Muscadine is a synthetic fragrance only, not a conditioning soap making oil. Blend it with soap making oils for nourishing and conditioning skin care benefits. Just a couple of drops, in your homemade soap recipes, will yield a sweet grape-like scent. Muscadine grape fragrance blends well with golden jojoba, coconut, soybean, castor, sweet almond, and wheat germ oils. You might want to try blending it with frankincense fragrance too.

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