Acai Berry vs Muscadine Grapes – The Purple Fruit Showdown

It is the Acai Berry packed with anthocyanins versus the Muscadine Grape packed with resveratrol in the battle for healthiest fruit.

New York, NY 1/30/2010 05:46 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

In one corner of the earth (Brazil) we have the mighty Acai Berry.  A tiny purple berry that is packed with nutrients and loaded with antioxidants.  In another corner of the earth (Georgia) stands the large and sturdy Muscadine Grape, packed with Resveratrol, Ellagic Acid and other antioxidants.  The Acai Berry has been a top superfruit for the last several years, but will 2010 be the year that the Muscadine Grape pushes its way to the top?


The Acai Berry is a tiny purple berry that grows in the Amazon Rainforest.  The Acai berry has gained international recognition as one of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world.  Dr. Perricone named the Acai berry as the #1 Superfood on the Oprah Winfrey show.  Acai has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, New York Times and Wall Street Jounal.  In addition  to the incredible antioxidant levels in the Acai berry, the Acai berry is rich in anthocyanins, fiber, healthy omega fats, amino acids, protein, plant sterols, vitamins and minerals.


The Muscadine Grape is also purple in color, but is much larger than the Acai Berry and grows throughout the Southeastern United States. Muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia), also called Scuppernong, have adapted over the years to survive the harsh climate of the Southeast.  Muscadines tend to be larger, stronger and have thicker skins than traditional grapes.


One of the most significant differences between red grapes and muscadines is on a genetic level. 

Normal grapes have 19 pairs of chromosomes. Muscadines actually have an extra pair of chromosomes - they have 20 pairs! It is believed that this genetic difference is the reason that Muscadines have 6 times the Resveratrol of red grapes, 40 times the antioxidants, more fiber than oat bran and are the only grapes to contain ellagic acid.


A new report by PowerSupplements.Com examines both the Acai Berries and the Muscadine Grapes.  The report provides clinical studies and research on both fruits, so that consumers will be able to learn the potential health benefits of each fruit.


Click Here to Read About Muscadine Grapes and Resveratrol


Click Here to Read about Acai Berries and their Health Benefits



“Once you get past all the Acai Berry Scams that are out there, you realize that pure Organic Acai Berry really does have some amazing health benefits.   The Acai Berry is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world, and I see it being popular for years to come” states Bob Peters, Director of Communications for PowerSupplements.Com .  “Muscadine grapes may just be the most nutritious fruit that no one is talking about.  Packed with Resveratrol and Ellagic Acid, we see nothing but a rosy future for this purple grape.”


PowerSupplements.Com discusses in their report the state of resveratrol supplements on the market.  They explain that 95% of resveratrol supplements are NOT made with Muscadine Grapes and this is why most resveratrol supplements do not work.  The report explains that consumers looking to gain the benefits of Resveratrol should only takes a resveratrol supplement that contains 99% Trans-Resveratrol and Muscadine Grapes.  Perfect ResGrape Resveratrol is one brand that does contain muscadine grapes and resveratrol.


Peters concludes, “In terms of media exposure, Acai is still way ahead in the battle of the purple fruits.  However, consumers looking to add another purple fruit to their diet with incredible nutrients can do no better than the Muscadine Grape.”



About Power Supplements, LLC:

Power Supplements, LLC does research regarding food, health, supplements and diet.  PowerSupplements reviews clinical studies and research to locate supplements and foods that are proven to be effective with real science. 

Bob Peters,  Director of Communications

PowerSupplements, LLC








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