Filtered water has been passed through filters to remove most additives and impurities. Water is sufficient to reconstitute when it is added to return the concentrated fruit or vegetable juice to the strength found in the raw fruit or vegetable ingredient(s).
Grape juice concentrate is the fruit juice of ground, pressed and sieved grapes, from which some water has been removed. Grape juice can be white, red, or purple, depending on the grapes used. Concord grape juice has a distinctive purple-blue color.
Carrot juice concentrate is the opaque juice from carrots, from which some water has been removed. Carrot is a root vegetable that is usually orange in color, though purple, black, red, white and yellow varieties exist.
Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, may prevent color changes in food, and is an antioxidant vitamin that is essential for human health. It is sometimes added to bread dough to improve texture, nourish the yeast, or make the dough easier to handle.
The J.M. Smucker Company is committed to complying with federal GMO labeling regulations, specifically the Bioengineered Foods Disclosure Act. These regulations will require labeling of foods that contain bioengineered (GMO) ingredients. Disclosure must be through text, a symbol, or a scannable code, such as a SmartLabel™ QR code. Once the government has fully developed the language and guidelines for labeling, Smucker will implement these requirements across all products with genetically modified ingredients.