Our oldest flavours, some since 1952, such as Rocha Pear and Peach. Some are more pulpy, others are more liquid, but always full of generosity and flavour. Here, we give life to our roots, orchards, land and fruit.
Flavours that represent the journeys of our fructologists in Portugal and around the world, in search of the best fruit varieties. They're very special nectars, with defined fruit origins and varieties, allowing the consumer to travel through the flavour.
A range that represents the mastery of our fructologists in the unusual combination of different fruits, with all the fruit flavour and low calories. This is only possible because we use an element from nature to sweeten our Vital nectars. It is called steviarebaudiana, a natural sweetener with high sweetening power. No added sugar.
Our vegetables are made with passion and a lot of experience. Their preparation follows the traditional recipe of cooking in water and salt, using only natural ingredients, guaranteeing their quality and rich flavour, without colouring, preservatives or stabilizers.
100% Portuguese Tomato from Ribatejo, essential for our health and with our special touch to balance its natural acidity until the flavour is in total harmony, with a low salt content.
What is the difference between nectar and a 100% juice?
Both are drinks with a high fruit content and that's what distinguishes them from soft drinks and water.
Nectar can have between 25 and 99% of fruit, with the minimum legal limits defined depending on the type of fruit. For example, the minimum fruit threshold for peach nectar is 50%, while that for mango nectar is 25%.
100% juices are those that consist only of fruit juice, with no added water.
Our main raw material is fruit, its concentrates or pulps. We have juices made from concentrates and others made from pulps. Some of the popular flavoured pulps such as peach and pear are made in our factory, that is, we receive the trucks with fruit directly from the orchard and extract the pulp, always respecting the highest quality standards. Once the pulp or concentrate is obtained, we make the blend, that is, the mixture that will result in the final juice. Finally, pasteurization and packaging is carried out under strict aseptic conditions.
- Fruit reception
- Transformation into pulp
- Package filling
- Packaging (secondary packaging)
- Arrival of the final product at the Establishments
Is there a maximum consumption limit for fruit juices?
First of all, it should be emphasized that Compal juices and nectars are made essentially from fruit, a food that is beneficial to health and whose low consumption is pointed out by the World Health Organization as one of the main causes of health problems.
When we talk about limits, we cannot say that there is a defined maximum consumption pattern, since each person has their own health status, and metabolisms differ a lot between individuals. This question should always be posed within a specific case, not a generic one, so these questions should be addressed to the family doctor, who will be the most qualified person to know the clinical condition of the person in question, and if this same clinical condition imposes limits on the consumption of certain foods.
Can I include a juice in the recommended consumption of 3 to 5 pieces of fruit per day?
Drinking Compal juices and nectars contributes to the daily consumption of fruit.
What we cannot do is establish a quantitative relationship between litres of juice and pieces of fruit. For this, we have Compal Essencial, fruit doses that guarantee nutritional equivalence to a piece of fruit.