Concord grapes are distinct from other grapes, including many table grapes, because they have a thick, dark purple skin and crunchy seeds, both of which hold the key to real grape goodness. That’s because polyphenols, or plant nutrients, are concentrated in the skins and seeds of Concord grapes.
Research suggests that certain polyphenols may play a role in supporting a healthy heart, and the polyphenols in Concord grapes are no exception. In fact, Concord grapes deliver many of the same polyphenols, and many of the same heart-health benefits, as red wine. Nearly 20 years of research shows that, thanks to the Concord grape, 100% grape juice helps support a healthy heart. And new research suggests that one way Concord grapes and grape juice can support a healthy heart is by promoting healthy circulation, keeping blood pumping and energy flowing.
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Welch's 100% Grape Juice
Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is so much more than a delicious treat – it is the most convenient and year-round way to ensure you’re getting the heart-health benefits of the Concord grape, a fruit that can be difficult to find fresh. That’s because these special grapes grow only in specific regions of the country and their harvest season is fairly short — just a few weeks in the fall.
Welch's 100% Grape Juice is squeezed from whole Concord grapes to deliver convenient, concentrated nutrition in every glass. The entire Concord grape – skin, seeds and all – is pressed to release polyphenols straight from the grape into the juice. So, by drinking Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, you can be sure you’re getting the heart-health benefits offered by the Concord grape.
100% grape juice is a healthy, nutrient-dense beverage and contains no added sugar. As a complement to whole fruit and in moderation, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is one easy way to squeeze more fruit into a healthy diet for the whole family. Each 4 oz. glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is made with more than 20 Concord grapes and counts as 1 serving (1/2 cup) of fruit, with no added sugar, color or flavor.