Welch’s Light: Do not fool yourself

August 11, 2012 |

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!

Welch's Light Grape Juice Beverage: Risk and NutritionWelch’s Light Grape Juice Beverage: Risk and Nutrition

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.

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!

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Category: Diet drinks, Juices, Soft drinks

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  1. benamore says:

    2 parts pure water + 1 part grape juice = 3 gallons of Light drink with no artificial stuff. You can also add stevia sweetener.