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WineTime, First Nutrition Bar Containing Resveratrol


The first nutrition bar containing the polyphenol resveratrol is being released by ResVez, Inc. of Rancho Santa Fe, California. The nutrition bar, named Winetime™ Bar, reportedly contains the same amount of resveratrol as 50 glasses of red wine.

WineTime contains two sources of resveratrol: one is a grape extract and the other is defined as a “nature identical” high purity resveratrol produced by DSM Nutritional Products and is an extract derived from French red grapes, according to the manufacturer. The bar will appeal to chocolate lovers, as it is made of a rich, dark chocolate flavor infused with dates and almonds, and also contains seven fruits: acai, blueberry, cranberry, goji berry, mangosteen, noni, and pomegranate.

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Resveratrol has been the subject of many recent research endeavors. Although most of the studies have been conducted on animals, results thus far indicate the antioxidant helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces cholesterol, and prevents blood clots, and that it may also protect against obesity, diabetes, and inflammation.

The WineTime bar contains 7 grams fiber, 30 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams fat (2.5 grams saturated fat), and 4 grams protein. It does not contain dairy, trans fat, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, gluten, artificial flavors or colors, or cholesterol.

A number of dietary supplements that contain resveratrol are already on the market, most in the form of pills and beverages. WineTime is unique in being the first nutrition bar that contains the potent antioxidant. Nutrition and calorie conscious consumers should know that the product checks in at 190 calories per bar. According to ResVez president and CEO Malcolm Nicholl, “If you love chocolate and wine and you want a nutrition bar that really tastes great, this is for you.”

DSM Nutritional Products/ResVez Inc.



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