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I have diabetes and have noticed that Welch's 100% Purple Grape Juice contains more than 30 grams of sugar per 200ml serving. Can I drink it?
The sugars in Welch's 100% Purple Grape Juice are natural fruit sugars, fructose and glucose. Like all 100% juices, Welch’s 100% Purple Grape Juice contains no added sugar or sweeteners. If you have diabetes, always be sure to check with your doctor or dietitian for advice on food choices that are right for you and assistance with your individual meal planning.
Do you use monosodium glutamate (MSG) in any of your products?
No, you can be assured that no MSG is used in any of
Are Welch's juices and juice drinks pasteurized?
Yes, all Welch's juices and juice drinks are pasteurized. Welch’s was actually the first company to pasteurize juice and has been making 100% grape juice with our own growers’ Concord and Niagara grapes since 1869.
What are the health benefits of Welch’s 100% Purple Grape Juice?
Welch’s 100% Purple Grape Juice, made with Concord grapes is certified by Heart UK, the Cholesterol Charity, and we carry their logo on some of our products.
Because each glass of Welch’s 100% Purple Grape Juice is made with whole Concord grapes—skin, seeds, and all—Welch’s makes it easy to squeeze more purple fruit into a healthy, daily diet. Every 150ml glass of delicious juice serves up 1 of your 5 a day.
I thought all fruits and veggies were important - why do I need to pay attention to purple?
All fruits and vegetables are important, and most British aren’t getting enough in their diets. It’s also important to get a variety of produce, from a wide range of colors since the vitamin, minerals and plant nutrients found in each fruit and vegetable can vary widely. Typically only 1 in 3 adults in the UK have the correct amount of fruit and vegetable intake.
Can you help me explain free radicals and antioxidants?
Free Radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that have one or more unpaired electrons. They are a normal part of everyday life, and are produced during activities like exercising or digestion (when our bodies convert food into energy). Free radicals are highly reactive, but our bodies have a natural defense system, so in small numbers, they are not a big problem. However, exposure to certain environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation can also trigger the formation of free radicals. An abundance of unchecked free radicals may, over time, impact overall health. Antioxidants are compounds in foods and beverages that can help scavenge free radicals, reducing their activity and supporting health. Vitamins C, E and A (as beta-carotene), and the mineral selenium, as well as certain plant nutrients (like polyphenols) can act as antioxidants.
How can you measure the total antioxidants in particular foods?
The concentration of specific antioxidants, such as vitamin C and polyphenols, can be measured in foods and beverages. However, there currently isn’t a measure for total antioxidants. There is a test tube measure of a food’s antioxidant power called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). The higher the ORAC score, the higher its antioxidant power.