If you like Concord grape flavor, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is for you. But its ~ 300 g of sugar per 1.9 L bottle makes me feeling luscious so I prefer to dilute it well with cold water that helps to avoid health damaging sugar spike/crash effects. From the other hand, light, diet and zero versions of soft drinks as a rule imply that sugar substitutes and other disturbing chemicals are present. Let’s see what Welch’s Light Concord Grape Juice Beverage, which contains only 28% of juice, has to offer.
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
While both caloric and sugar contents are low, there is a price to pay: the beverage comes with 4 benign (yellow segments, harmless or low harm) and 2 biochemically foreign (red segments, potentially harmful) food additives. Even addition of grape seed extract, a powerful antioxidant that delivers a bunch of remarkable health benefits, cannot miraculously convert this beverage into a health elixir. In my view, the effects of below chemicals do prevail.
- Sucralose is a kind of chlorocarbon synthesized from sugar and used as a non-caloric artificial sweetener. For more references see, for example, Propel Zero: Sucralose is not a solution. Also, sucralose is feared to produce destructive environmental effect when it finally ends up in the nature.
- Acesulfame potassium, which has not been studied adequately, is another artificial sweetener added to increase sweetness and to mask unnatural aftertaste of sucralose.
Therefore Welch’s Light brings you bad chemical risk, DDFI = 15/8 ~ 2 and low nutritional value of DDNF = 8/29 ~ 0.3 in accord with the DyeDiet criteria of processed food evaluation.
Bottom line. Don’t fool yourself with Welch’s Light Concord Grape Juice Beverage: It’s a solution of chemicals with only 1/3 of the real juice. This strongly suggests that taking one part of Welch’s 100% Grape juice and two parts of pure water produces a superior healthy drink three times the original amount for the same price! Hydrate yourself right!