Unripe grape juice (verjuice) may offer health benefits, including the treatment of cardiovascular
disease. The presence of bioactive compounds in verjuice influences blood pressure, inflammatory
markers, oxidative stress, endothelial function, fatty streak formation and glycemic level. Studies
have shown that the bioactive compounds also affect serum lipid profile, raising LDL cholesterol
under certain circumstances. The health-promoting effects of verjuice have been investigated through
human and animal trials. This review paper provides a comprehensive summary of the literature on the
pharmacological and phytochemical properties of green grape juice. Further research on this juice is
needed to quantify the phytochemical composition and support the current findings. Furthermore, future
studies are needed to determine the exact amount of verjuice required to exhibit the optimal health
effects on humans, as this is currently unknown.
Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, grape juice, verjuice, hypertension, phenolic compounds, phytochemicals.
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