June 19, 2013
FEATURED PRODUCT: Concord Grape Puree Concentrate
Concord Grapes (vitis Lambrusca), are a purple grape variety native to North America and were a common food
source for the Native Americans. When the European settlers discovered the concord grape, they were considered
inferior for making wine and for table consumption. Over time they became more popular in jellies, jams and
for general juice consumption due to the unique aroma and flavor qualities of the concord grape.
Over the years, as the health benefits of fruits have become a focus for good nutrition and healthy diets,
the dark purple concord grape has risen to the top of the list for grape varietals with substantial health
benefits, and can be considered one of North America's true indigenous Superfruits.
Concord Grapes contain significant amounts of flavonoids and polyphenols, such as resveratrol and quercitin, known
to provide potential health protection against several human diseases. Concord Grape rank near the top of all
fruits for antioxidant strength.
Most of the flavonoids and polyphenols are concentrated in the skin, so it is important to consume concord grape
products that extract a maximum amount of these important phytonutrients from the skin. These compounds are known
to contribute to heart health in two major ways:
- Reducing platelet clumping and blood clots
- Protecting against LDL Cholesterol from free radical attack and adhesion to the arteries.
Resveratrol is believed to be a truce cancer fighter, and protect against cancers of the liver, lung,
prostate and breast. Resveratrol also is known to reduce the incidence of Alzheimers disease by breaking
down the amyloid beta peptides which develop in the brains of Alzheimer's patients
Concord Grapes are also an excellent source of Saponins, and Pterostilbene, which are believed to help
reduce cholesterol in the blood.
Encore Fruit Marketing can provide an excellent source of concord grape puree concentrate to help consumer products deliver
one of the 5 A Day fruit servings.
Concord grape puree concentrate is carefully processed from fresh, ripened concord grapes to provide the essential fresh concord grape flavor and nutrition,
in a convenient, ready to use ingredient form for processed beverage and food applications. Concord grape puree concentrate is an excellent
ingredient to add a fruit serving to your retail label for beverages, cakes, pies, pastries, sauces, jellies
and other processed foods like nutrition bars and snacks.
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