Infusión de Uvas Frescas

Infusión de Uvas Frescas

(Vitis vinifera)

It is widely thought that the grape was established throughout the world long before the arrival of humans. Grape (Vitis vinifera), our most common grape, is one of the oldest cultivated plants, some of the earliest records of which exist in Egypt, dated around 4000BC.

Grape is the generic name given to the berry of a grape vine plant. There are several species that make up the genus Vitis (family Vitaceae), including varieties that are eaten as fruit, dried to produce raisins, currants and sultanas, or crushed to make juice and wine.

One of the most praised health foods, grapes are a good source of vitamins and minerals, containing magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, C and several of the vitamin B group.

‘The queen of fruits,’ as grape is sometimes known, has a wide variety of uses due to its excellent properties as a medicinal plant. When eaten, they are anti-viral and are recommended for those recovering from illness. They help treat constipation and have antioxidant properties.

Grapes are a natural source of malic acid, an important alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ingredient in cosmetics. Malic acid is a colourless, crystalline compound used as flavouring in foods, such as sour confectionery and in the ageing of wine.

AHAs have become important ingredients in cosmetics. Ancient uses go back as far as Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk, which would have been rich in lactic acid.

We successfully use AHAs and fruit enzymes from whole fruits in our cosmetic products.

We steep the fresh green grapes into boiled water to make our fresh grape infusion.

Our Iced Wine shower jelly contains fresh grape infusion to refresh the skin.