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How to make grape juice concentrate ?

How to make grape juice concentrate

Pomunaco is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, natural fruit juice concentrates. Located in the heart of grape-growing country, we specialize in producing concentrated grape juice that captures the pure, delicious flavor of fresh grapes. Our state-of-the-art production process concentrates fresh grape juice down to a thick, shelf-stable syrup that can be used as a versatile ingredient in foods and beverages.

How to make grape juice concentrate

How to make grape juice concentrate

Selecting the Finest Grapes

Our grape juice concentrate begins with an abundance of ripe, juicy grapes harvested at their peak of flavor. We source grape varieties like Concord, Niagara, and Thompson Seedless from local vineyards. Expert sorters hand-select grape bunches that meet our standards for optimal sweetness, tanginess, and vibrant color. The grapes are washed, destemmed, and transported to our production facility within hours of harvesting.

Processing Fresh Grape Juice Concentrate

At our facility, the grapes are gently crushed and pressed to release their flavorful juice. The fresh juice is filtered to remove solids and treated with enzymes that clarify the juice naturally. We never use artificial preservatives or sweeteners. The purified grape juice is then pumped into steam-jacketed evaporators and carefully heated to a simmer. As water evaporates, natural grape sugars become concentrated, resulting in an intensely flavored and colored thick syrup.

Concentrating the Grape Juice

Our evaporators reduce the grape juice volume by up to 80%, leaving a rich, concentrated product with about 70% solids. This slow concentration process can take 4-8 hours to reach the desired brix level and viscosity. Skilled technicians continually monitor the concentration process to ensure optimal flavor, color, and quality. The concentrate is then pumped into holding tanks kept at a consistent cool temperature.

How to make grape juice concentrate

How to make grape juice concentrate

Quality Control and Packaging

From harvesting to production, we follow good manufacturing practices and food safety protocols. The concentrate is closely analyzed to ensure it meets quality benchmarks for density, color, clarity, taste, and food safety. It is then packaged into drums, totes, and sterile bags to maintain freshness. Our grape juice concentrate contains no additives besides pure concentrated Concord grape juice.

Benefits of Our Grape Juice Concentrate

The grape juice concentrate from Pomunaco offers many advantages:

  1. Made from 100% pure, natural grapes
  2. Contains no artificial additives or preservatives
  3. Retains the true flavor and nutrition of fresh grapes
  4. Customizable consistency from thick syrup to pulpy
  5. Prolongs the shelf life for year-round grape flavor
  6. Easy to ship, store, and use versus perishable juice
  7. Versatile for products like juice, jelly, candy, and wine
  8. Vibrant color from dark purple to green shades
  9. Naturally sweet to reduce added sugars in foods
  10. Enhances flavors from savory to sweet recipes

Applications for Grape Concentrate

The concentrated juice can be reconstituted with water to make grape juice or easily incorporated into a wide variety of products, including:

  1. Beverages – juices, smoothies, sodas, wine, cocktails
  2. Desserts – frozen treats, pies, cookies, icing
  3. Snacks – fruit leathers, popsicles, energy bars
  4. Condiments – jellies, jams, sauces, salad dressings
  5. Cereals – flavored oatmeal, granola, muesli
  6. Dairy – yogurt, ice cream, milkshakes
  7. Baking – breads, muffins, cakes, tarts, scones
  8. Candy – grape fudge, chews, hard candy
  9. Health foods – supplements, immunity boosters

At Pomunaco, we are grape juice concentrate experts. Our large production capacity and stringent quality control allow us to deliver premium concentrated grape juice on time and customized to each client’s specifications. Contact us today to experience the fresh grape flavor in every batch of our juice concentrates.

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