Grape sugars are valuable allies for the food industry. It is a 100% natural sugar that, thanks to its composition, increases the nutritional value of foods and beverages. In addition, it is an ideal ingredient to meet current food trends that seek to maintain a healthy diet. In the following post we will explain what grape sugars contain and their benefits. In addition, we will detail its multiple applications in the food industry.
- What grape sugars contain, fructose and glucose
- Myths and benefits of grape sugars
- Applications of grape sugars in the food industry
- Julián Soler deionized grape juice concentrate. Pure grape sugar
What grape sugars contain, fructose and glucose
Grape sugars are fructose and glucose. It does not contain sucrose. And when the grapes are fully ripe, these two sugars are found in equal proportions (1:1). To obtain these sugars, the deionized grape juice concentrate is subjected to rectification and concentration procedures, purifying it of acids, mineral salts and other components and evaporating the water. The result is:
- a dense, consistent, colorless and 100% natural sugar mixture.
- the amount of sugars in this fruit is expressed in °Brix (grams of sugar/100 grams of juice).
- deionized grape juice concentrate has a concentration of approximately 65°Brix (fructose + glucose)..
Thus, grape sugar is a perfect natural sweetener for the food and beverage industry. It is a sugar that does not modify or alter the organoleptic substances of the products; on the contrary, it enhances the aroma and flavor, as well as increasing their nutritional value.
Myths and benefits of grape sugars
Undeservedly, fructose has been shunned and assigned a negative reputation. But the truth is that fructose and glucose, within a healthy consumption, without excess, offer unique nutrients and energy to the body.
It is a myth that the sugars contained in grape juice are harmful to health. There are several studies, such as the one published in the scientific journal of the University of Cambridge, which prove that 100% natural fruit juice does not affect the development of diabetes or present a health risk, but is totally healthy.
- Grape juice contains minerals, vitamins and antioxidant properties, so it helps regulate glucose levels in the body.
- Grape sugars, 100% natural, are an excellent sweetener (does not contain sucrose).
Also, directly for the food industry:
- The use of grape sugars in the elaboration of products helps to reduce the volume of raw material, which translates into lower transportation and storage costs.
- The use of grape sugars makes it possible to meet the demand of consumers who prefer natural products, without compromising the flavor of the food, even enhancing it.
- The content of grape sugars helps to prolong the shelf life of the food product.
Applications of grape sugars in the food industry
Grape sugars from deionized grape juice concentrate help to elaborate healthy products, necessary for nutritious and natural food. These sugars are perfect for food innovation, such as the development of fully customized products and the creation of functional foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Products made with 100% natural grape sugars are higher quality products that capture the interest of consumers and, consequently, have a higher commercial value. Among its main applications in the industry, we find:
Fruit juices and beverages
Grape sugars, due to their high sweetening power and solubility, offer advantages in the production of fruit juices, beverages and dietary supplements.
Jams, jellies and preserved fruits
Due to the high concentration of natural sugars and its density, deionized grape juice concentrate is widely used as a preservative for various fruits, such as pineapple, figs, pumpkins, etc. In addition, in the production of jellies and jams, the sugars help to reinforce the flavor of the product and its consistency.
Among the most widely used applications of grape sugars is the production of energy, functional and health drinks. Grape juice provides sports drinks with nutritional, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties necessary for rehydration and physical or biological replenishment during physical exercise.
Confectionery and ice cream
Grape sugars have a high sweetening capacity and are also capable of enhancing the aroma and flavor of ice cream and confectionery products, such as creams for fillings and icings.
Bakery products are also produced, such as flour enriched or enhanced with grape juice concentrate, for greater nutritional benefit. In addition, the use of grape sugars makes it possible to obtain soft and light baked products, without compromising the elasticity of the dough.
Grape juice concentrate is rich in vitamins (iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium) and antioxidants, making it an excellent choice for making children’s drinks. It is also an excellent natural alternative for sweetening food, which helps to maintain a healthy weight in children.
Julián Soler deionized grape juice concentrate. Pure grape sugar
At Julián Soler we make the difference with our white and red grape juice concentrate (100% natural sugar) and low color white grape juice concentrate, used in the food industry for sugar replacement. We specialize in the production of natural grape sugars, widely used by the food industry for the elaboration of raw materials and products such as beverages, ice creams, desserts, baked goods, cereals, etc.
Our deionized grape juice concentrate contains only glucose and fructose, is pure grape sugar, does not contain sucrose and is a stable, neutral and colorless product, perfect for enhancing the quality of food and beverages. Thanks to the state-of-the-art technology and innovative processes we use, we offer a customized deionized grape juice concentrate, according to the shade and concentration technical specifications required by our customers.
In addition, it is a sustainable, organic, preservative-free grape juice concentrate. It is made from grapes that come from vineyards certified under the FSA standard and are free of pesticide residues.
To obtain a 100% natural and quality sweetener. At Julián Soler we export our juices and concentrates to more than 48 countries around the world. We have our own laboratory and R&D Department to collaborate with our customers in the development of innovative products for demanding consumers. Contact us.