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White wine with benefits of red

London, Dec. 11 (Reuters): If you’re a confirmed white wine drinker but want all the health benefits that red has to offer, French scientists may have just the tipple. They have developed a wine called Paradoxe Blanc that is rich in polyphenols which may help to prevent heart disease.

“Polyphenols are concentrated in the skin of grapes, and it’s mostly the way red wine is made that gives it a higher polyphenol content,” New Scientist magazine said today.

Pierre-Louis Teissedre and a team of scientists at the University of Montpellier in France used white grapes containing plenty of polyphenols and altered the wine making process to produce a white with all the reported benefits of red wine. Polyphenols are antioxidants which destroy harmful substances called free radicals that can cause cancer.

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