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Celebrate Heart Health Month by ‘Eating your wine’ in addition to drinking it

Associated Press

NAPA — In honor of Heart Health Awareness Month, The Wine RayZyn Co. encourages everyone to take advantage of this special time to make or renew their commitments to a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Founded by world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Chris Cates and his son Andrew Cates, the company's Wine RayZynsT are a crunchy superfood snack made from specially dried premium wine grapes which contain all the heart health benefits of wine without the alcohol.

The first and only superfood of its kind, RayZyns are hand-harvested on the vine. RayZyns are made with the skin and seeds intact to provide an unprecedented source of fiber, nutrients and antioxidants.

"As a cardiologist, I've prescribed wine to my patients for decades," said Dr. Chris Cates. "One day at our family's vineyard, my wife, son, and I were snacking on wine grapes left on the vine after harvest.

"It was then when I got the idea: what if you could eat your wine instead of drinking it? The secret's in the seed," said Dr. Cates, "that's where most of the antioxidants and health benefits of wine come from."

Not only do Wine RayZyns offer the same heart health benefits as wine, they actually offer more. RayZyns are packed with the same antioxidants that make wine good for you — known as flavonoids, more specifically, epicaticans.

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By preserving the crunchy delicious crunch of the seed, RayZyns have 10 times more epicaticans than a glass of red wine, which is also more than traditional raisins, green tea, pomegranates and other "superfoods." (view comparison chart at rayzyn.com/pages/health) Wine RayZyns also have far more antioxidants than a traditional seedless raisin and really represent a "new snack category".

The seed and skin of Wine RayZyns provide 20 percent of your daily fiber, which is rare to find in gluten-free food. RayZyns are vegan, non-GMO, all natural, Kosher, have no artificial flavors, preservatives, and are naturally sweet with a healthy crunch. RayZyns are full of robust flavor so taking care of your heart has never tasted better.

Wine RayZyn co-founder Andrew Cates said the Cabernayzyns (from Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes) "taste like a pocket of cabernet jam wrapped around a toasted pine nut."

On Chardonayzyns (from Chardonnay wine grapes), Cates calls them, "nature's gummy bear" and "with taste notes of toasted caramel, apricot, crème Brule and green apple."

Other flavors from The RayZyn Wine Company include Merlayzyns (from Merlot wine grapes) and Dark Chocolate covered RayZyns (Nature's guilt-free indulgence).

Dr. Cates and his son Andrew spent two years working to develop the special process for preserving the wine grape and all of its nutrients as well as making the wine grape seed palatable to humans. Its nutritional value is unlike any other. RayZyns are sold online at http://www.rayzyn.com and on Amazon as well as at major retailers including Bristol Farms, ACME, AJs Fine Foods, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Total Wine, Earth Fare and TOPS, Ingles, Kings/Balducci's, and Morton Williams.

Each Wine RayZyn flavor is available in .0625oz, 1.6oz, and 8oz packages with Chocolate Covered CabernayZyns also available in 4.5oz. RayZyn also offers a Trio Pack. RayZyns are also available for bulk food purchases for chefs, restaurants, and foodservice.

RayZyns are also being used in dozens of corporate offices on the West and East Coast as a new healthy snack option for their employees. Rayzyns have also be recently introduced on a major airline and in Hudson News in over 25 major US Airport locations, giving air travelers a new healthy snacking option.

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Source: The Wine RayZyn Co.

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