Nutritional Guides

Concord grapes
Great Compliment to Whole Fruit

Getting enough fruits and vegetables each day is important for overall health1, 2. Most people fall short on getting enough vibrantly colored, purple and blue fruits and vegetables, which only account for about 3% of total fruit and vegetable intake3. Just one 150ml glass of Welch's 100% Purple Grape Juice counts as one fruit serving making it easy to squeeze more purple/blue fruit into your day.

According to a national survey, drinking and eating purple and blue fruits and vegetables is associated with healthier eating patterns in children and adults, and overall better health in adults7.

Wholesome Grape Juice Goodness

Welch's 100% Purple Grape Juice is made with the natural goodness of whole US Concord grapes—skin, seeds, and all—and has no added sugar, colour or flavour. And, Welch's network of 1,150 family-farmers carefully grows these US Concord grapes to ensure that each sip of Welch's 100% Purple Grape Juice tastes delicious and delivers the grape's nutrition power.

In addition, US Concord grapes appear to make one healthy juice. Heart UK, the Cholesterol charity approve our products and we carry their logo on our packs.

The perfect portion

In moderation and as part of a healthy diet, 100% juice is a great way to squeeze in more fruit each day!

Moderate consumption of 100% fruit juice can be part of a healthy diet and can help people meet their daily goals for fruit intake. However, most people are not meeting these goals, and even fewer are choosing from a range of vibrantly colored fruit offering a mix of vitamins, minerals and plant nutrients (polyphenols). In particular, few people are getting enough purple and blue fruits and vegetables, which only account for about 3% of total fruit/vegetable intake.

Papers published by independent specialists:
  1. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC. US Government Printing Office, December 2010. http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs2010-PolicyDocument.htm. (Accessed April 8, 2011).
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Adults - United States, 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2007. 56(10):213-217. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5610a2.htm. Last Updated: March 15, 2007. (Accessed May 21, 2010).
  3. Produce For Better Health Foundation. State of the Plate Study on America's Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables. Wilmington, Delaware. 2003.
  4. Wu X, Beecher GR, Holden JM, Haytowitz DB, Gebhardt SE and Prior RL. Lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidant capacities of common foods in the United States. J Agric Food Chem. 2004. 52(12):4026-4037.
  5. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2010. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page: http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata/orac. Last Updated: May 4, 2010 (Accessed July 20, 2010).
  6. U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service. USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods Release 2.1. 2007. http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=6231. Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2009. (Accessed: Sept. 9, 2010).
  7. McGill CR, Wightman JD, Fulgoni S and Fulgoni III VL. Consumption of Purple/Blue Produce is Associated with Increased Nutrient Intake and Reduced Risk for Metabolic Syndrome: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2011. 5(3):279-290.

Welch's Purple Grape Juice gains seal of approval from HEART UK

H•E•A•R•T UK, a leading cholesterol charity, has officially recognised Welch's Purple Grape Juice for its abundant antioxidant properties and role in promoting heart health. It is the first time a 100% pure and unsweetened juice has received the coveted H•E•A•R•T UK approval.

The recognition by H•E•A•R•T UK follows review of the growing body of data on Welch's Purple Grape Juice which shows many potential health benefits. Research supports drinking American Concord Purple Grape Juice to help promote a healthy heart and healthy arteries. Preliminary research suggests it promotes heart and arterial health in part by protecting LDL, or ‘bad', cholesterol from harmful interaction with free radicals to slow oxidation . Many researchers believe this oxidation of LDL cholesterol contributes to the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Research supports the fact that Welch's Purple Grape Juice not only has potent antioxidant capacity in vivo but in the body as well.

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