Shine Muscat is a kind of green grapes, and it is said that it was made by artificially crossing several grape varieties such as Steuben, Alexandria, and Baeknam in Japan in 1988. In Korea, it was first planted in 2006, and since 2012, it has obtained the official right to cultivate and export without paying royalties to Japan. Normal Campbell grapes have a sugar content of 14 to 16 brix, whereas Shine Muscat has an average sugar content of 17 to 22 brix, which is high and low in acidity. In addition to being able to eat the skin, it has a crunchy texture. It is also called mango grape because the more you chew it, the more it smells like mango. It is said that the sugar content of Shine Muscat varies depending on the age of the tree being grown. It has the characteristic of producing high-sugar fruits on trees that have grown for at least 3 to 4 years. And about 130 days after the flower blooms, it is harvested. These various characteristics of cultivation are said to be the reason why Shine Muscat is more expensive than regular grapes or giant grapes. Shine Muscat is also known to have a variety of beneficial effects on the body because it is low in calories compared to its high sugar content and contains various vitamins and minerals. Now, let’s check in more detail what kind of effects Shine Muscat has.
Shine Muscat main benefits
1. Improving immunity
If it is the most important part in preventing various infectious diseases and chronic diseases, it can be said that the immune function, which can be called the body’s shield, works smoothly. Shine Muscat is said to help improve immune function by removing free radicals and other harmful substances that damage cells through the complex action of vitamin C, polyphenols, and various inorganic components, which have excellent antioxidant power.
In addition, since Shine Muscat is made by artificially crossing several grape varieties, it is also rich in resveratrol, a key ingredient in grapes and an excellent anticancer ingredient. This abundant resveratrol component helps to suppress the generation of cancer cells through the proliferation of abnormal cells, thereby helping to reduce the risk of cancer.
2. Prevention of vascular disease
The abundant polyphenols and vitamin C ingredients in Shine Musket protect blood vessels from oxidative stress caused by free radicals and help to promote overall health of blood vessels by suppressing the generation of inflammation in blood vessels. In addition, Shine Muscat is known to contain about 20 times more potassium than red grapes, so it helps to discharge waste products and sodium from blood vessels, thereby controlling blood pressure and preventing vascular diseases such as high blood pressure.
3. Bone Health
Shine Muscat has a high content of vitamin K, a type of fat-soluble vitamin. This vitamin K component helps in the synthesis of proteins that make up bones, and at the same time increases the absorption rate of calcium, which acts directly in the creation and maintenance of bones, to help suppress bone loss and prevent bone density from falling. In addition, when our body is deficient in potassium, the body swells and the risk of osteoporosis increases by about 30%. The rich potassium in Shine Muscat helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
4. Fatigue recovery
It is said that Shine Muscat’s abundant sugar and various components of the B vitamins that help the body’s energy metabolism help the metabolism to be smooth, helping to recover from fatigue. In addition, since Shine Muscat contains abundant amounts of organic acids such as citric acid, it is known to be effective in relieving energy and relieving fatigue by inhibiting the production of lactic acid that accumulates in the muscles and causes fatigue.
5. Improvement of anemia
Anemia that causes tissue hypoxia by not supplying sufficient oxygen for the metabolism of human tissues occurs due to various causes, but among them, iron deficiency anemia due to iron deficiency accounts for a large proportion of the occurrence. . The rich iron in Shine Muscat helps the normal production of red blood cells that carry oxygen, so it is said to have a good effect in preventing anemia and improving symptoms. Other effects, consumption, and storage
It is said that the various vitamins and polyphenols contained in Shine Muscat help improve the immune function to protect the skin and prevent damage to the skin from free radicals, which helps skin health a lot. In addition, it is rich in dietary fiber that helps bowel movement activity, so it helps smooth bowel movements and is said to be beneficial in preventing and improving constipation.
Shine Muscat can be consumed with the skin after washing, or it can be ground and consumed in the form of an ade or smoothie. To wash the Shine Musket, soak it in lukewarm water for 20-30 minutes and then wash it under running water before eating. Also, do not wash it before storing, and wrap it in newspaper and put it in the refrigerator. It can be stored for a longer period than regular grapes, but it is recommended to consume it within a week. Keep in mind that if you keep it in the refrigerator for a day or so, the sugar content will increase.