Welch’s Approach to Scientific Research
Welch’s Scientific Integrity Statement:
For 20 years, Welch’s has invested in nutrition research to better understand the health benefits associated with Concord grapes and 100% grape juice, and we continue to build on that evidence-based foundation today. Research funded by Welch’s has helped to advance the collective knowledge of nutrition science, specifically with regards to polyphenols and heart health. The studies we have funded have been conducted by independent, third-party researchers and many have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
The scientific community has been studying benefits associated with nutritious foods and beverages for years, and we feel strongly that advancements in research can be achieved faster when all sectors are working together. As a cooperative of family farmers growing Concord grapes, it makes sense that we would support research on the lesser-known Concord grape in order to better understand its attributes and impact on the health of families. Without this research, we may have never uncovered the polyphenol-related benefits concentrated in the Concord grape.
We believe that 100% grape juice made with Concord grapes can play a role in helping people build healthier diets and are dedicated to ensuring that health and nutrition professionals can make recommendations to the public based on the best available nutrition science.