Wine is an alcoholic drink usually made of the fermented grape juice. Grapes are somewhat special, and therefore used for wine preparation, as they do not need sugars, acids, enzymes or any other nutrient to complete a course of fermentation. Wine is from varieties of the European species Vitis vinifera, such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay and Merlot. The type of grape that is used in the process of fermentation, produces different sorts of wine.White wine
White wines come in a wide spectrum of different flavors and colors. They can be dry or sweet, bubbly or still. The skin of the grape used in production of wine dictates the end color of a beverage. This is mainly because of the specific process in wine preparation. When using a white grapes, they are being pressed almost immediately after picking, and the juice is removed from the skins with little contact.A white wine are often used for cooking, as an aperitif or as a dessert wine but the calorie count per a glass of wine is most commonly overlooked.
Calories in white wine
Calories in white wine differ from sort to sort. Here is the quick review of the calorie value for a couple of most popular types of white wine. One glass of 175 ml, is used as a serving size.Dry white wine contains approximately 116 caloriesMedium white wine contains approximately 130 caloriesSparkling white wine contains approximately 130 caloriesChardonnay white wine contains approximately 130 caloriesSauvignon Blanc white wine contains approximately 133 caloriesRiesling white wine contains approximately 130 caloriesGewurztraminer white wine contains approximately 140 calories.Health benefits of white wine
We are all aware of health benefits of red wine, but white wine has its benefits, too. The new scientific study discovers that lighter wines may be as good for the cardiovascular health as red. Until recently, scientists believed that only red wine contains significant health benefits, as it is made by crushing the grape skin, full of antioxidants, together with the pulp.
A new study reveals that the pulp of grapes, from which the white wine is produced, contains the same amounts of antioxidants as the grape skin. This means that a moderate use of red wine also lowers the bad cholesterol levels and helps our body to fight and prevent oxidative damage done by free radicals.
Antioxidants may also help prevent some of the most terrifying diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and certain cancers. Moreover, while both red and white wine aid in function of the lungs, the white wine shows even more positive impact on lung health. People who drink one to three glasses of white wine daily, possess better lung function than those who drink red wine.
It is finally scientifically confirmed that wines are actually good for our health – but only if consumed in moderation, of course.