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“Grape” Ideas For More Healthful Eating

Coachella, California (NAPSI) - A delightful way to enjoy wholesome eating can start with  your packing your plate with produce, including a dynamite little fruit the Concord grape.

Concord  grapes are bold in taste and pack quite a nutritious punch. They can be  enjoyed as 100% grape juice or in simple, healthy and flavor-packed recipes.

Consider this: Welch’s uses Concord  grapes grown in North America exclusively by  its family-farmer owners, who work tirelessly during harvest season to  collect exceptional fruit that meets their high quality standards. These Concord grapes are  picked at their peak and pressed into juice within eight hours of harvesting  to capture their perfectly ripe flavor.

Thanks to the Concord grape, 100% grape juice can help support a healthy  heart. According to Alton Brown, Food Network star, food historian and  scientist, “Welch’s presses the entire Concord grape, skin, seed,  pulp and all, and that releases heart-healthy plant nutrients called  polyphenols.”

Many of the polyphenols in Concord  grapes are the same as those found in wine. In fact, you can even use 100%  grape juice instead of sweet wine in a variety of recipes.

There are many ways to get your share of the goodness of Concord grapes. 100% grape juice made with Concord grapes can be  enjoyed in a glass as a nutritious beverage and can easily be incorporated  into recipes for desserts, low-fat salad dressings, marinades and more. This  tasty ingredient may not only enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes, it  can add a boost of heart-healthy purple fruit to your day.

Here’s one easy way to add this one-of-a-kind fruit to your menu:

Poached Pears in Grape Juice

1½ cups Welch’s 100%  Grape Juice made with Concord  grapes

2 cinnamon sticks

2 strips of orange rind

4 pears, peeled with stems  remaining

• In a medium saucepan, bring  grape juice, cinnamon and orange rind to a boil.

• Place pears standing in  saucepan and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

• Turn or spoon juice over  pears as they simmer. Remove pears and let cool.

• Reduce sauce by boiling  down to about ⅓ cup.

• Spoon sauce over pears and  keep chilled.

• Serve pears by themselves  or with light whipped cream.

Learn More:

You can find more facts, tips and recipes to share the goodness of Concord grapes with your  family at www.welchs.com.