NUTRACEUTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WINE IN HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS CONTEXT

Hana KALOVÁ, Brigita JANEČKOVÁ, Miroslav VERNER, Petr ŠIMEK, Andrej ŠINTAJ, Hana ŠŤASTNÁ, Petr PETR

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Abstract: The authors present a brief overview of the history of wine in a historical, cultural, religious and medical context. They also attach a description of the results of their own investigation. They provide an overview of the content of polyphenols, particularly resveratrol, in samples of Moldovan wines, along with information about the content of resveratrol in wine in general. They present instruments to ASSESS the organoleptic properties and an example of a simple and inexpensive method to ASSESS the possible positive impact of regular, moderate wine consumption on immunity in humans. It is discussed the influence of the presence of ethanol and resveratrol in wine together on possible nutraceutical effects. 

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