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Unlock the Nutritional and Culinary Potential of Preservative-Free Grape Juice Concentrates

As health-conscious consumers and culinary enthusiasts increasingly seek natural, minimally processed foods, preservative-free grape juice concentrates have become a popular choice for food and beverage manufacturers. Renowned for their versatility and nutritional value, these concentrates offer a wide range of benefits and applications, appealing to those who value both health and flavour.

Why choose preservative-free grape juice concentrates?
Grape juice concentrates are derived from the extraction of juice from fresh grapes, concentrated by the extraction of water while retaining the natural flavours and nutrients present in the fruit. When produced without the addition of preservatives, these 100% grape juice concentrates are essentially a pure, allergen-free form of grape essence.

Key benefits and applications of preservative-free grape juice concentrates:

  1. Nutritional Richness
    Preservative-free grape juice concentrates pack a powerful nutritional punch, boasting high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Red grapes in particular are renowned for their abundance of polyphenols, including resveratrol, which has been linked to numerous health benefits, including cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory properties. By preserving these natural compounds without the need for added preservatives, grape juice concentrates offer a convenient way to incorporate these health-promoting elements into one’s diet.
  2. Versatile Culinary Ingredient
    Beyond their nutritional value, preservative-free grape juice concentrates are a particularly versatile culinary ingredient. In their concentrated form, they are an excellent sweetener and flavour enhancer in a wide range of beverage, dessert and savoury dishes, with High Colour Red and Shiraz concentrates possessing valuable colour properties to lift appetite appeal. Whether used as a natural sweetener in smoothies and fruit juices or as a colouring or flavouring agent in sauces, marinades, and salad dressings, grape juice concentrates add depth and complexity to dishes while imparting a hint of fruity sweetness.
  3. Beverage Innovation
    The use of preservative-free grape juice concentrates has sparked innovation in the beverage industry, particularly in the realm of artisanal and health-focused drinks. From craft sodas and sparkling beverages to functional beverages like kombucha and wellness shots, grape juice concentrates offer beverage manufacturers a natural and nutritious alternative to artificial flavourings and sweeteners. Their ability to lend both flavour and nutritional value makes them a sought-after ingredient in the creation of refreshing and health-conscious beverages.
  4. Natural Preservative Alternative
    In addition to their role as a flavouring agent, preservative-free grape juice concentrates can also serve as a natural alternative to synthetic preservatives in food products. The antimicrobial properties found in grape polyphenols, along with their ability to inhibit oxidation, make grape juice concentrates an effective preservative in certain applications. By harnessing these natural preservative qualities, food manufacturers can extend the shelf life of their products without resorting to artificial additives.
  5. Dietary Supplement Base
    With their nutrient-rich profile and natural sweetness, preservative-free grape juice concentrates serve as an ideal base for the formulation of dietary supplements, such as vitamin gummies and nutritional powders. By blending grape juice concentrates with other functional ingredients, supplement manufacturers can create products that not only deliver essential nutrients but also appeal to consumers seeking natural and palatable supplementation options.

After more than 30 years producing 100% Australian preservative-free Muscat and Chardonnay grape juice concentrates, 2024 sees AusGrape introduce High Colour Red (R1000) and Shiraz varieties to the portfolio. With much of its vintage 2024 portfolio both certified by Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) and bearing globally recognised B Corp designation, Ausgrape’s allergen-free range offers a versatile and nutritional solution for food and beverage manufacturers committed to high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

  • Preservative Free High Aroma Muscat Concentrate
  • Preservative Free High Colour Red Concentrate
  • Preservative Free Chardonnay Concentrate
  • Preservative Free Shiraz Concentrate

Packaging Specifications:

  • Available in non-aseptically filled 20L pails & 195L drums as well as custom bulk volumes

Visit the AusGrape website for more information, flow diagrams and specification sheets, and Contact Us for samples and further information.

+61 (0) 3 5022 5100

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