Grape pomace extract can be used as an effective anti-microbial agent to destroy pathogens and help preserve food, according to new research by Turkish scientists published in the Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture.
Pomace consists of grape seeds, skin and stems, and is a rich source of polyphenols. Phenolic substances are known to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer by inhibiting human low-density lipoproteins. Pomace is already used as an important by-product of winemaking in the production of foods such as vinegar and molasses.
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