The power of the Concord grape can now be harnessed in a wider range of nutrition applications following the launch of FruitWorx Concord Grape Juice Powder by Welch’s Global Ingredients Group.
The new powder is made with a proprietary dehydration process that removes all the water from Concord grape juice but captures its natural wholesomeness and retains its flavor and purple color. The resulting product is a free-flowing, soluble, low water activity powder that is ideal for use in a host of applications, including nutraceuticals and functional foods.
FruitWorx Concord Grape Juice Powder delivers the same kind of polyphenols found in Welch’s 100% Grape Juice. It is free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, and is non-GMO. The new powder will be presented by Welch’s Global Ingredients Group at Booth R169 at SupplySide West.
Concord grape juice powder is an extension of the existing FruitWorx brand, which already encompasses a range of Concord and Niagara grape-based fruit pieces, flakes and pastes, made using a concentration technology called URC, developed by Taura Natural Ingredients.
In addition, Welch’s Global Ingredients Group also supplies Concord and Niagara grape juices as single-strength juices, concentrates and purées.
Named after Concord, Massachusetts—where it was first grown—the Concord grape is famous for its purple skin, bold taste and naturally occurring polyphenols. About 20 years of research has demonstrated that, thanks to the Concord grape and its polyphenols, Concord grape juice helps support a healthy heart. And, while more research is needed, preliminary studies suggest that Concord grape juice may provide benefits in other areas of health, including cognitive function. In addition, a recent publication has shown that Concord grape juice has a greater concentration of these health-promoting polyphenols than several leading “superfruit” juices.