The Isabella grape derives from the Vitis labrusca plant and is characterized by a pulp with a sweet taste and a strawberry-like scent. This type of grape is native to North America but it is also widespread in Europe. Isabella grape is not only interesting for its taste, it also has important healthy properties. In fact, it brings vitamins, including A, C and group B, and mineral salts, such as iron, copper, potassium and manganese. Moreover, thanks to scientific studies that have analyzed its composition (Cazarin et al, Journal of Food Science and Engineering, 2013), today we know that its skin is particularly rich in antioxidants such as resveratrol and flavonoids, able to protect blood vessels, the immune and cardiovascular system, the brain and play a role in preventing tumors. Furthermore, on the basis of scientific studies, Isabella grape seeds have also shown an anti-inflammatory action (Scola et al, Ciencia rural, 2011) and this type of grape is antifungal and antibacterial (Kulakiotu et al, Phytopathology, 2004). The Isabella grape is also a source of rapidly-assimilated sugar and therefore of immediate energy and is perfect to be consumed in the morning, added to the breakfast yogurt, or to be eaten natural or centrifuged as a snack for children and sporty people. For the same reason, pay attention instead if you suffer from diabetes or you should keep under control the blood sugar levels, in this case the Isabella grape is not among the recommended fruits.
Vitamins and mineral salts, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, able to protect the immune system, the brain and the cardiovascular system, energy and sugars for an immediate use