White wine may be as good for you as red wine
After several years of being told red wine is better for our hearts, a new study now suggests that white wine might be just as good. Previous research put the grapes’ heart-healthy benefits down to antioxidant compounds primarily found in their skins. These are crushed, along with the grape pulp, in making red wine, but separated out when making most white wine. However, the study suggests that grape flesh may be equally beneficial. The research was conducted by scientists from the United States in collaboration with the University of Milan and other Italian Institutes and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Those involved agreed that a further study is needed to identify exactly what it is in the grape flesh that is good for our hearts.