Concord and Niagara grape products take centre-stage for Welch’s Global Ingredients Group at IFT17

Welch’s Global Ingredients Group will showcase its extensive portfolio of Concord and Niagara grape products at the forthcoming IFT17 (Nevada, Las Vegas, 25-28 June)

Concord and Niagara grapes are grown in North America by Welch’s nearly 1000 family farmers and both are true American superfruits.

The Concord grape is a distinctive dark purple grape variety with a sweet bold flavour. Its cousin, the Niagara grape, is a white grape with a golden hue that delivers a sophisticated flavour profile that is crisp, sweet, light and refreshing.

Exhibiting on booth 2135, Welch’s Global Ingredients Group will introduce visitors to the FruitWorx range of Concord and Niagara real fruit pieces. Made using a technology called URC, which was developed by Taura Natural Ingredients, FruitWorx pieces are perfect for snack, bakery and confectionery applications.

Also on show will be FruitWorx Concord Grape Juice Powder, which is made with a proprietary dehydration process that gently removes all the water from Concord grape juice but captures its natural wholesomeness and retains its bold flavour and rich purple colour.

The resulting product is ideal for use in a host of applications, including snacks, beverages and functional foods.

In addition, Welch’s Global Ingredients Group will highlight the great taste and nutrition content of Concord and Niagara grape juices, which are available as single-strength juices, concentrates and purées.

Concord grape juice delivers plant nutrients called polyphenols that have been shown to help support a healthy heart. Also, while more research is needed, emerging science suggests that Concord grape juice may also provide mind health benefits.

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