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A wine bar in your pack?

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A wine bar in your pack?

Postby balzaccom » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:05 am

Because we're based in the Napa Valley, things like this catch our attention. Can you imagine your next hike into the Sierra; your pack full of bars made from wine grape seeds?



Gena McKahan, a student at Washington State, has a plan. "The remains of wine grapes picked and pressed typically return to fields as fertilizers, but scientists are also finding ways to recycle those edible remains into healthy foods.


"Take Gena McKahan’s gluten-free, merlot grape-seed flour granola bar, for example. As a food science undergraduate at Washington State University, McKahan was curious how different amounts of merlot grape-seed flour would change a granola bar’s antioxidant content when baked with other ingredients.."

Now let's see... Would a merlot trail bar go well with a nice bit of turkey jerky, as a kind of backcountry food and wine pairing?

you can read the whole story here, from Washington State.

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3cd ... 6078395ec4

Go Cougars!
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Re: A wine bar in your pack?

Postby longri » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:43 pm

Overall, a consumer panel of 60 people said they preferred the granola bars containing 0 and 5% grape pomace flour in comparison to bars with 10 and 15%.

Not terribly surprising that the preference was for minimal grape seed flour. Remember Milo Minderbinder and his chocolate covered cotton?

I prefer to carry wine.
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Re: A wine bar in your pack?

Postby balzaccom » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:13 pm

I did not remember that one...but I have this photo for fun, from the LA County Fair:

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Re: A wine bar in your pack?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu May 02, 2013 8:14 pm

I'll pass on the merlot trail bar and take the wine! Better yet a wineskin full of port.
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