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Grape skin powder

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 20th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Supposedly a 'superfood' I saw this being used on a foodie programme this morning with an aim to making a family's meals healthier.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BIOFLAVIA-Orga ... B00AK7VD6S

I couldn't see the attraction and noticing the price, unless I had money to throw away I won't be bothering. I haven't seen it in food shops. Maybe you can only get it online if is particularly specialist.

Have you used it? If so for what purpose? Seems a bit gimmicky / cheffy and just seems to have sprung out of the blue! Would you be tempted to try?
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby suffolk » July 20th, 2017, 2:28 pm

For heaven's sake ... why can't people just eat grapes :rolleyes:

I hate all this pseudo-medicalising of food :x
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby Hope » July 20th, 2017, 2:52 pm

Sounds like more processed packaged, pseudo-science overpirced nonsense to me!

There's no such thing as a superfood all proper food is nutritious.
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby Busybee » July 20th, 2017, 3:18 pm

I follow James Wong on twitter @botanygeek - he is always myth busting the more ludicrous pseudoscience. Well worth a follow, his pet hates currently are Gwyneth Paltrow and her website Goop and clean eaters who instagram their food adorned with poisonous flowers!

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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby StokeySue » July 20th, 2017, 3:28 pm

There are no superfoods, once you get past mother's milk. Super diets possibly

Oddly enough I was reading the section on antioxidants in the Angry Chef book last night, it seems there's even less scientific evidence for dietary antioxidants than I suspected, some of them may even be harmful. I was sceptical about them all along, antioxidant is too broad a category to me as an ex biochemist, if your body wants antioxidants, surely it wants specific ones to do specific tasks? Not just any old biochemicals
The grape powder sounds to me like someone looked at the left over grape skins and though "hmm, how can I con people into paying money for this c@rp?" :lol:

I think I did visit a winery where this was a by-product, but I didn't bother

As Suffolk says, buy some nice grapes, yum
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby suffolk » July 20th, 2017, 3:32 pm

StokeySue wrote:As Suffolk says, buy some nice grapes, yum


:idea: Or drink wine ... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: ;) :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail: :hi5: :hi5: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :kneel: :kneel: :kneel: :luv: :luv: :luv:
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby StokeySue » July 20th, 2017, 3:34 pm

Busybee wrote:I follow James Wong on twitter @botanygeek - he is always myth busting the more ludicrous pseudoscience. Well worth a follow, his pet hates currently are Gwyneth Paltrow and her website Goop and clean eaters who instagram their food adorned with poisonous flowers!

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Him and Anthony Warner, aka Angry Chef, very anti-goop
Because obviously an actress knows more about nutrition than those professionally qualified :lol:
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby Busybee » July 20th, 2017, 3:53 pm

Some real howlers on goop, pseudoscience and lack of proof reading - a match made in heaven!

Currently, avocados being good for your epidural........... I kid you not.

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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby suffolk » July 20th, 2017, 3:54 pm

Busybee wrote:avocados being good for your epidural.


Can't imagine how they'd fit ... :?
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 20th, 2017, 6:06 pm

Glad I am not the only one thought what rot! I would rather stick my head into a kid's sandpit and hope for the benefits!

I actually enjoyed a large-ish portion of red grapes tonight and thought I'd rather be eating the real thing than this powdery muck!
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » July 21st, 2017, 9:43 am

I'd rather have grape juice in a large wineglass. One book I have read recently is the FOid Medic who is a qualified doctor. Basic sensible nutritional advice and nothing faddy to it
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby karadekoolaid » July 21st, 2017, 8:42 pm

I can only imagine that the "inventor" was some Heston Blumenthal type chef who was experimenting.
A friend of mine in Colorado came up with Citrus Dust one day; another, in Maine, decorated his dishes with deep-fried asparagus peelings.
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Re: Grape skin powder

Postby Hope » July 22nd, 2017, 12:01 pm

suffolk wrote:
Busybee wrote:avocados being good for your epidural.


Can't imagine how they'd fit ... :?


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