The Polyphenol Powerhouse
The thick, dark purple skin and crunchy seeds of Concord grapes are packed with polyphenols. WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients can now offer a wide array of products with this American ‘superfruit.’
Naturally functional is one of the key trends in food and nutrition. Being naturally rich in the plant nutrient polyphenols, Welch’s Concord grape juice products offer modern consumers the kind of taste and nutrition properties they are asking for.
The polyphenols are concentrated in the seeds and skin of the Concord grape, which is why Welch’s, who has planted, harvested and processed the sweet and bold grapes for generations, squeezes the whole grape to release the healthy plant nutrients straight from the grape to the juice.
The Concord grape is native to Massachusetts. Today, Welch’s grows and processes the Concord grape across the northern United States through a cooperative of approximately 1,000 farmers. WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients began working with Welch’s in 2015 and now supplies Concord grape juice concentrate and an extended range of innovative Concord containing products for a variety of applications in beverage categories such as juices, nectars, still drinks and CSD across Europe, Middle East and Africa.