“I can’t wait to run home and pour myself a glass of wine, minus the alcohol,” said no one. Ever.
But BioHarvest, an Israeli company that launched a new red grape superfood powder called Vinia is trying to change that.
According to the company, the elixir gives you the health benefits of red wine—without the buzz. It’s packed with polyphenols (including resveratrol) and antioxidants, and you can mix it into your smoothies, water, yogurt, and more. When you pour it into a glass of water it turns a vibrant, purple-y red, but it doesn’t taste like anything.
And while we love our occasional glass (fine, two) of vino, the benefits in one little Vinia packet are more potent than what you’ll find in quite a few grapes—or bottles.
“In order to get the same amount of nutrients found in just 1/4 teaspoon of Vinia, you’d have to eat 1,000 red grapes, which is over 3,000 calories” (or a really rough hangover), says Yochi Hagey, CEO and co-founder of BioHarvest.
While we think the concept is awesome, isn’t the best part of the Mediterranean diet the red wine? —Molly Gallagher
For more information, visit www.bioharvest.com