Botanic Innovations Introduces Zinfandel (Red) Grape Seed Oil for personal care, nutritional supplements and foods.
Zinfandel Grape Seed Oil (Vitis vinifera) is an all-natural and rich source of vital nutrients. It offers a diversity of phytosterols (plant sterols) and is rich in vitamin E, with powerful antioxidant activity to help support heart health and promote healthy skin and muscles.
“Red Zinfandel Grape Seed Oil does have similar nutrient profiles to other types of grape seed oil, but specifying the grape type gives marketers good options to highlight ingredients more effectively,” said Mark Mueller, Botanic Innovations founder and CTO. Botanic Innovations also promotes White Grape Seed Oil and Organic Red Grape Seed Oil.
Zinfandel Grape Seed Oil is superb for use in skin care and hair care products and has a pleasing aroma. These lipids yield high moisturization. Zinfandel Grape Seed Oil is also excellent cooking oil having a (very) high smoke point and its superb taste and aroma make it an excellent option for food oil for dipping and salad dressings.
Botanic Innovations NatureFRESH Cold Press™ Zinfandel Grape Seed Oil is pure, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, Kosher and free from additives.
Fatty acid profile % by weight
Oleic acid (omega-9) 16.47
Linoleic acid (omega-6) 64.92
Linolenic acid (omega-3) 0.31
Lipids obtained from seeds using the NatureFRESH Cold-Press Process™ are unadulterated by heat, solvents or additives and contain a rich and diverse range of phytochemicals. They contain a great variety of antioxidant activity and literally hundreds of other plant chemicals like quinones and polyphenolics.
Fatty acids for personal care benefits
Omega-3 and omega-6 are considered essential fatty acids, because our bodies cannot produce them and they are the building blocks of cell membranes. The fatty acids help produce a barrier for skin, thereby keeping the cell hydrated, plump, and soft and supple. A lack of essential fatty acids will manifest itself in dry and itchy skin. Essential fatty acids also play an important role in healthy inflammatory response.
- Oleic Acid is an omega-9, unsaturated fatty acid. It is an excellent moisturizer in cosmetic products, but may also support overall heart health and general wellness.
- Palmitic Acid is a saturated fatty acid used in making soaps.
Fatty acids are quite oxidatively stable and will contribute to good shelf life of the blend.