General Questions:
What is the difference between a nectar and a 100% juice?
They are both drinks with high fruit content, and that is what distinguishes them from sodas and waters. A nectar can have between 25 and 99% fruit, the minimum legal content being defined depending on the type of fruit.

For example, the minimum fruit content of a peach nectar is 50%, whilst that of a mango nectar is 25%.

100% juices are those that only comprise fruit juice, without any added sugar.
If they have no preservatives, how is the juice preserved for so long without deteriorating?
Thanks to a technique called pasteurisation, which consists of the juice undergoing heat treatment, which enables it to last longer, whilst maintaining the naturalness of a fruit juice squeezed at home.
How are Compal juices made?
Our main raw material is the fruit and its concentrates or pulps. We have juices made from concentrates and others from pulps.

Some of the popular flavour pulps such as peach and pear are made in our factory, i.e. we receive lorries with fruit directly from the orchard and we extract its pulp, whilst always meeting the very highest quality standards.

Once the pulp or concentrate has been obtained, we make the blend, i.e. the mixture that will result in the final juice. Finally, the pasteurisation and packaging, which is carried out under strict aseptic conditions.

  • In summary:
  • - Receipt of the Fruit
  • - Selection
  • - Washing
  • - Transformation into pulp
  • - Formulation
  • - Pasteurisation
  • - Package filling
  • - Packing (secondary packaging)
  • - Palletising
  • - Arrival of the finished product to the Stores
QUERIES RELATED TO COMPAL SUMMO:
Why was the new Compal Summo range born?
Allied to our spirit of constant concern in doing more and doing it better, and a profound change in consumer life styles, in the search for greater naturalness and freshness in food and beverages, we have created what we believe to be the best range of Compal. And we set off from the following question: Can a Compal satisfy and amaze our senses even more? Is it possible for a brand to honour even more the generosity of nature? Will fruitology answer this call of the new times, the increasing demand of an informed consumer?

Only the mastery of Compal fruit experts would be able to respond positively to these challenges, combining the absolute naturalness with a superior knowledge and technique, inherited from the best traditional practices, to achieve a surprising result for the senses: a juice entirely made up of squeezed fruit in unique combinations of smooth flavours and textures, sometimes delicate or intense, even inebriating.

This work of fruitology is only made with one of the best creations of nature: fruit, the eternal source of inspiration, pleasure and health. Only fruit, meticulously chosen, gently squeezed, lovingly combined. To this is only added the knowledge and art of fruitology for a unique and unforgettable result.

Now, the only thing remaining is the satisfaction of the enjoyment that is absolutely unique, careful, it is also a deserved reward that we can always offer.

This is Compal Summo, naturally it could only be the juice of juices. The one, that every day, when we taste makes us feel "there is no other one like it".
What is the value proposal of the new COMPAL SUMMO?
What Compal has best, 100% squeezed fruit, nothing more in addition to the fruit. Without the addition of sugar, without the addition of water. Only the best fruit, the one which nourishes, and when bitten provides us with pleasure.
Why is it called SUMMO, with two "m´s"?
The name of this range aims to respond to a value proposal – to be timeless, simple and direct.

Summo in Latin means the highest, supreme. It is an adjective that is placed upon one who is greater, which is the best among the best.

Besides the superlative positioning, it is a direct name, and which answers the value proposal (juice = 100% fruit).

Compal Summo. The SUMMO of juices.
What does it mean "only made with squeezed fruit, without resorting to concentrates"?
Using only squeezed fruit, we manage not to resort to concentrates. We guarantee the greatest possible closeness to the tree and an unparalleled flavour of fresh fruit. Not all flavours can be made without recourse to concentrates, as we cannot transform all fruit yet, the reason by which we don´t have squeezed fruit in all S&N Compal.
Which are the varieties available?
Compal Summo has four varieties available. Each variety has a recipe with a combination of different fruits. In order to achieve the ideal level of sweetness and texture different NFC (not from concentrate) fruits from different varieties were combined, always guaranteeing at least 50% of the main fruit.
What is the origin of the calories of COMPAL SUMMO?
The calories in COMPAL SUMMO are from the quantity of the fruit in the juices. Compal Summo has a caloric content aligned with the Nectar range, although all “carbohydrates of which sugars" are exclusively from fruit juice that is inside of each package.
There is a new pulpmeter that goes to 6 (unlike other S&N of Compal, that go up to 4)?
Yes. The quantity of fruit and the single-serve consumption experience led to the need to increase the pulpmeter scale, from 4 to 6 levels.
Why launch Compal Summo Orange when you already have an Orange of the Algarve flavour of such good quality?
The Orange of the Algarve flavour is only available in the "nectar" version, with a formulation of squeezed fruit and water, with a little bit of added sugar, for moments of greater pleasure and when you are looking for a sweeter profile.

The SUMMO Orange, is 100% squeezed fruit and relies on different varieties of orange, one of them being the Orange of the Algarve, which by its special characteristics, gives the juice a very sweet and fresh profile.

Despite the fact that we already have very good products, we do not stop innovating and seeking the best to offer our consumers.
Why launch Compal Summo Peach when you already have a Classic Peach Nectar which is so good?
The classic Peach flavour is only available in the “nectar” version, which means that its prepared with squeezed fruit and water, not only fruit. As it is one of the most sold and appreciated flavours of the Compal brand, we wanted to go further, by giving our customers the best peach flavour, just with squeezed fruit and nothing else apart from the fruit. In SUMMO, to balance the acidity and sweetness, to the 50% of peach, we added other fruits, in order to balance the final taste.
Why launch Compal Summo Pear when you already have a classic nectar of Rocha Pear which is so good?
The classic flavour of Rocha Pear is only available in the “nectar” version, which means that its prepared with squeezed fruit and water, not only fruit. As it is one of the most sold and appreciated flavours of the Compal brand, we wanted to go further, by giving our customers the best pear flavour, in this case containing different varieties of the most succulent pears, with just squeezed fruit, and nothing more in addition to the fruit. In SUMMO, to balance the acidity and sweetness, to the 80% of pear, we added other fruits, in order to balance the final taste.
Why launch Compal Summo Red fruits when you already have a Vital Red fruits which is so good?
The Red fruits in the Vital range, have a different value proposal, as they are in the Vital Balance range. In this range, the flavours available are created to give our consumers a nectar with combinations of super fruits, sweetened only with Stevia, with half of the calories. It also has a more refreshing profile.

The SUMMO Red fruit is made of 100% squeezed fruit, without adding anything else besides the fruit, which gives an intense flavour and a much greater velvety texture than Vital balance.
Why is Compal Summo more expensive than the other S&N Compal?
Compal Summo has a higher recommended retail price, so as to reflect its superior formulation, which is also reflected in its organoleptic properties.
What are the formats available?
Compal Summo is available in two formats: Tetra Pak 0,75L and glass bottle of 200ml.
What is the difference between a nectar and a 100% juice?
A nectar as well as a 100% juice, are both drinks with a high content of fruit, distinguishing themselves from soft drinks and water. A nectar can take between 25 and 99% of fruit, these being the minimum legal limits defined according to the type of fruit. For example, the minimum limit of fruit of a peach nectar is 50%, while the mango nectar is 25%.

The 100% juices are those that are only made up of fruit juice, without the addition of water or other ingredients.
What is the difference between the Compal Clássico 100% and Compal Summo?
Compal Summo - is our range of 100% squeezed fruit juice, without added sugar (all the sweetness comes from the naturally existing sugars), with a more intense and pulpous profile. Available in four flavours.

Classic 100% - is our range of juices with 100% fruit (from concentrate), without added sugar (all the sweetness comes from the naturally existing sugars), with a less pulpous profile, therefore more refreshing. It is available in two flavours: Orange and Apple.
I am gluten intolerant. Can I drink Compal Summo?
Yes. The entire range of S&N Compal is gluten free.
I am diabetic. Can I drink Compal Summo?
Diabetics may have dietary restrictions, in particular as regards the consumption of sugars present in the S&N, both in the form of naturally existing sugars in the fruit or of added sugars to fruit nectars. If we talk generally, for a diabetic the consumption of 100% fruit juices and nectars without added sugar will always be more indicated, but the answer will be dependent on the individual´s clinical condition, and the question must always be referred to the physician or dietician that monitors your health.
Compal Summo spoils out of the cold?
Our juices and nectars are natural and made from fruit. Because they don't have preservatives, and similar to a natural juice, they may lose their nutritional properties and deteriorate if after opening it is not stored in a cold place. In addition, the room temperature may encourage the development of molds.
What is the sell by date of the varieties available (when the packages are closed)?
- Orange: 6 months
- Red fruits: 6 months
- Pear: 12 months
- Peach: 12 months
Once opened, how long can I keep a COMPAL SUMMO until it spoils?
It very much depends on the storage conditions and the technical characteristics of your cold equipment, but we advise that, once open, keep in the fridge for a period not exceeding 3 days.
I drank a COMPAL SUMMO which was spoilt. What can happen to me?
Whenever you consider that a juice is not in perfect condition for consumption (for whatever reason), you must keep a sample and immediately contact our Customer Support Hotline (phone and email available in the packages). Then, we will collect the sample in question (at a place and time to be agreed) so that it can be carefully analyzed by the team at our quality lab, so that we can give a justification for what happened.

What can sometimes happen is the formation of mildew caused by the entry of air into the bottle. For this to happen all that is required is a product that has suffered a fall onto a solid surface with an impact in the area of the capsule, deforming it and causing the packaging to no longer be in a vacuum. This type of situation never originates in the manufacturing process because the design of the bottle prevents the packaging from touching the capsules, and in the case of the capsule having already been applied with this deformity the production line would have detected it by means of a device that makes a 100% inspection, rejecting the bottles which do not present a vacuum.

As we do not add colouring or preservatives to our juices, when there is an intake of air into the packaging during a prolonged period of time, the formation of mold is always possible. The same happens with other fresh products that we keep at home such as cheese or fresh fruit. To avoid these kinds of situations, we advise you to always check the audible "click" on opening the bottle, as a guarantee of tightness of the same.

As a rule, the ingestion of molds, in so far as it´s in small quantities as is usually the case in these situations, is not harmful to your health.
Can Infants, children and pregnant women consume Compal Summo?
The best time to introduce S&N to feed an infant should be agreed with the pediatrician. Children and pregnant women are able to consume S&N Compal.
Why does the 0,75L packages always retain a bit of juice?
All our tetra Pak packages are sealed and insulated from contact with the outside air. Its opening is made through a system that is in the capsule, whose purpose is to drill the silver seal with a plastic wheel sprocket, which is inserted into the packages. Upon entering the packages, it prevents the final residue from exiting. However, this residue is very small in comparison to the total, not being more than 2% of the total liquid of the packaging. Recently, Compal introduced a new capsule in its range of tetra Pak card 0,75L, which allows less waste of juice at the bottom of the packages, as it is wider than the previous one.
Questions related to Consumption:
Is there any maximum limit for consuming fruit juices?
Firstly we should underline that the Compal Juices and nectars are essentially made from fruit, a food that is beneficial for your health and the World Health Organisation has indicated that a low consumption of it is one of the main causes of health problems caused by poor nutrition.

When we talk about limits, we cannot say there is a maximum defined consumption standard, as each person has their own health profile, and metabolisms are quite varied between different people. This question must always be posed within a specific rather than a generic case, and so you should address these questions to your family doctor, who is the most qualified person to know the clinical profile of the person and if that same clinical profile imposes consumption limits on certain foods.
Can I include a juice in the count of 3 to 5 pieces of fruit per day?
Drinking Compal juices contributes towards the daily consumption of fruit.

What we cannot do is to establish a quantitative relation between litres of juice and pieces of fruit. For that purpose we have our Compal 'essential' product, which are portions of fruit where there is a concern for ensuring a scientifically proven equivalence between a unit of 'essential' and a piece of fruit.
I am gluten-intolerant. Can I drink Compal Juices and Nectars?
Yes. The Compal range of juices and nectars is gluten-free.
I have cholesterol. How much Compal Juice/Nectar can I drink?
Cholesterol is one of the fats naturally present in our blood and has various functions within the body. When there are higher than desired blood levels, we say that a person has Dyslipidemia.

There are various types of cholesterol circulating in the blood. In popular terms, cholesterol is known by the following names: "good cholesterol" (HDL - high density) and "bad cholesterol" (LDL - low density). When in excess, LDL cholesterol accumulates on the walls of the blood vessels, causing a decrease in their calibre, which makes it difficult for the blood to pass and is a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease. Excess LDL cholesterol can be hereditary, or in the majority of cases, is the consequence of unhealthy eating habits.

Although it is often linked to excess weight/obesity, blood cholesterol does not only depend on body weight. In fact, someone who has a diet rich in fat, in cholesterol or rich in trans-fat and poor in food that is rich in fibre, such as fruit and vegetables, may suffer from dyslipidemia, even if they have a healthy Body Mass.

  • For appropriate levels of blood levels, the following is recommended, among others:
  • - Adequate consumption of fruit and vegetables;
  • - Preference for low-fat dairy products, in detriment of full-fat ones;
  • - Use of olive oil and unsaturated vegetable oils (peanut, corn, sunflower, soy) instead of butters, hydrogenated fats, bacon;
  • - Choosing wholemeal breads and cereals (oats, wheat, rye) instead of biscuits, butter cookies, etc.
  • - Preference for fish and lean meat in detriment of the consumption of red meat;
  • - Regularly doing physical exercise.

In light of the above, we can say that the Compal Juice and Nectars range does not have a negative influence on cholesterol levels, and may be part of a nutritional plan that is appropriate for that pathology. As far as the flavours are concerned, any one of them is appropriate.
I am a diabetic. Can I drink your Compal juices and nectars?
People suffering from diabetes have dietary restrictions, namely with regard to the intake of sugars, present in our juices and nectars, both in the form of the sugars naturally present in the fruit and the sugars added to the nectars. Speaking generically, the consumption of 100% fruit juices or nectars without added sugar is always more indicated for a diabetic, but once again, a clear, thorough answer cannot be given without knowing the clinical status of each individual, and so that question must always be referred to the doctor who monitors your health.
Do your nectars go bad if not chilled?
Our juices and nectars are natural and made from fruit. As they have no preservatives, and like natural juices, they will lose their nutritional properties and deteriorate once opened if they are not kept in a positive cold location.
Once opened, for how long can I keep the juice before it goes bad?
It very much depends on the storage conditions and the technical characteristics of your cooling equipment, but we advise that, once opened, you keep it in the refrigerator for no longer than 3 days.
I drank a juice that had gone bad. What might happen to me?
Whenever you believe that a juice is not in perfect condition for consumption (for whatever reason), you should keep a sample and immediately contact our Customer Support Line (telephone and e-mail address available on the packages). Then, we will collect the sample of the object in question (at a place and time to be agreed) so that it can be carefully analysed by our Quality laboratory team, so that we can justify what happened.

What sometimes happens is that mould forms due to air entering the bottle. The product only needs to have fallen from a solid surface with an impact around the cap, thereby deforming it and causing the package to no longer have a vacuum. This kind of situation never originates in the manufacturing process because the design of the bottle avoids the packages touching around the caps, and should the cap have been fitted with this deformity on the production line it would have been detected by the equipment that makes a 100% inspection, rejecting the bottles that have no vacuum.

As we add no colouring or preservatives to our juices, when air enters the package for a long time, it is always possible that mould will form. The same thing happens with other perishables that we keep at home, such as cheese or fresh fruit. To avoid this kind of situations, we advise you to always check the click when opening the bottle, which is a guarantee of it being leak-proof.

Generally, if you eat mould, as long as in small quantities, as is generally the case in these situations, it is not harmful for the health.
Can nursing babies, children and pregnant women consume Compal fruit juices?
You should consult a paediatrician for advice as to when the introduction of the consumption juices and nectars should be made. Some people are more sensitive to certain fruits and may only understand if they can consume our juices and nectars through medical advice.
Why is there always a little bit left at the bottom of the 1L package?
All our Tetrapak packages are sealed and insulated from contact with external air. They are opened using a system on the cap, causing a perforation of the silver seal with a toothed plastic wheel, which is inserted inside the package. By entering inside the package it means that the last little bit cannot get out. However, this last bit is very small compared to the total, and is not even 2% of the package's total liquid. Recently, Compal introduced a new cap in its 1L Tetrapak carton range, which enables less juice to be wasted at the end of the package, as it is wider than the previous one.
QUERIES RELATED TO THE CONSUMPTION OF FRUIT PORTIONS OF COMPAL ESSENTIAL
Is Compal Essential equivalent to a portion of fruit?
Fruit is an essential food, rich in vitamins and minerals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the daily recommended fruit consumption points to 3 to 5 parts per day, but these recommendations are still far from being fulfilled. The accelerated life style in which we live can hinder the consumption of fruit, which can sometimes be difficult to carry, wash, peel, etc. Compal Essential is an ally for the consumption of fruit, at any time and in any place. It is nutritionally equivalent to the piece of fruit that originates it (in the main nutrients that compose it), and this equivalence is proven by external laboratories that validate the nutritional values of Compal Essential.
What is a portion of fruit?
A portion of fruit is defined between 110-130g of fruit. In the case of strawberries, for example, this weight equals 7 strawberries.
Is Compal Essential a substitute for fruit?
No. Compal Essential is a practical and convenient solution to eat fruit, complementing the consumption of fruit, when you want to consume fruit and cannot. Compal Essential is an ally to promote the consumption of fruit and contribute to achieving the recommended daily portions, even when it is difficult to consume fruit.
I am not used to eating fruit. Can I replace the 3 to 5 parts which the WHO recommends with Compal Essential?
You should always seek to eat fresh fruit and whenever possible of the season (it is at its peak of ripeness, nutritional richness, flavour and because it is in season it is implicit that it has travelled a few kilometers to reach you). If for some reason you cannot do this, Compal Essential is a complement to the consumption of fruit, which can help you to achieve the recommended daily portions.
Who can consume Compal Essential?
Compal Essential, just like fruit, is designed for the whole family, from children to seniors. Depending on the pace of life and the concerns with fruit consumption, there are of course people who need more than a practical and convenient solution to be able to eat more fruit, such as for example active adults (who spend many hours away from home), students (large consumption of snacks, weak choice of healthy choices) and children (it does not soil, it is quick, it fits in a backpack and has a flavour profile that appeals to the younger ones, with its combination of fruits).

Compal Essential, like fruit can be consumed at any time of the day (breakfast, between meals, tea, dessert, supper), gaining even more relevance in the context outside the home, in which the convenience of being able to carry fruit in a practical and easy way is very important.
What is the range of flavours of Compal Essential?
Compal Essential has in its basic range mono portions of fruit of 110ml, equivalent to a piece of fruit: an apple, seven strawberries, a pear, a mango, a peach. There is also Compal Essential Kids, which is equivalent to a portion of fruit and combines apple, banana, orange and pineapple, to contribute to the consumption of fruit among children, with a flavour that pleases them. The functional range Compal Essential+ adds some very interesting nutrients to the fruit to satisfy various needs: Compal Essential+ Training (banana + Whey protein), Compal Essential+ Regular (kiwi + chicory fiber), Compal Essential+ Protection (red fruits + acai).
What is the difference between Compal Essential and a juice, smoothie or other fruit drinks?
Compal Essential is nutritionally equivalent to a portion of fruit and is the only proposal that displays this equivalence. The nuclear nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are within the average values of a pear, mango, etc (depending on the flavour). This equivalence is validated by external laboratories.

Juices, nectars, smoothies and other fruit drinks do not nutritionally reconstitute the piece of fruit.
I am diabetic, can I consume Compal Essential?
Compal Essential has no added sugar, it only has the sugar from the fruit itself corresponding to the values that a portion of fruit has in its ideal state of ripeness. You should confirm with your doctor/nutritionist the quantities of fruit/Compal Essential that you should consume per day and per meal.
Does Compal essential need to be kept in the cold?
Yes, it needs to be in the cold between 0 and 6°C. The cold preserves the qualities of the product. Prolonged exposure to room temperature can destroy some nutrients (such as vitamins) and adversely affect the nutritional richness that characterizes the product. Moreover, cold also helps to maintain the characteristic flavour and aroma of the fruit. Even though the product should be stored in the cold, it may be left out of the cold for a few hours, to be consumed during the day.
Does it have colouring? And preservatives?
Compal Essential has no added sugar, colorings or preservatives. The color of the product is just like the one the fruit gives it (we do not use colouring) and the filling method is ascetic, i.e., the bottles are filled warm and the pasteurized product without any contact with the air, allowing the non-use of preservatives. Then, the product goes to cold chambers (cold, 0 to 6ºC) and continues in the cold throughout the entire chain of transport to you. By not using preservatives, the capsule is totally sealed, ensuring the tightness of the packaging.
Questions about Compal repositioning:
Why is there a new repositioning?
Because we felt that it was time to refocus the brand around the values that consumers attribute to it and which they admire, the naturalness and flavour inherent to our fruit nectars. We changed the logo, so that it no longer has a closed manufacturer's seal, and now has an open brand, which is closer and more natural. We also simplified the sub-ranges, eliminating the Compal Fresh range, moving it to Clássico 100%, and unified the brand's overall image, to reflect this unique positioning that we want to have.
You changed the logo and the packages. Has the flavour of the nectars also changed?
We changed the brand identity and the image of the packaging but we guarantee the same unique flavour of our juices and nectars.
Why is Compal different from the other brands of Juices and Nectars?
The strength of the brand lies with the fruit, its raw material of excellence.

However, not all juices and nectars are created in the same way. Compal has over 60 years' experience in creating healthy and delicious juices and nectars.

We call this blend of science, art and ideology Fruitology!

In the end, we have higher quality fruit and, more natural and less processed ingredients.

And by preserving the bounty of nature we obtain an unparalleled flavour!
What are the main characteristics of the new Compal Clássico range?
What we did was join the Clássico and Fresh flavours into a single range.

  • The Compal Clássico range now has flavours that are Nectars and others that are 100%:
  • Nectar - this is distinguished by its flavour, pulpiness and proximity to the fruit of the tree. They are mostly pulpy, nutritious and very close to the natural flavour of the fruit. For example, the pear nectar is made from the Rocha pear variety from Portugal, which is picked and transported to our factory where we make the pulp from the fruit, which is then transformed into nectar.
  • 100% - these are juices with 100% fruit, without any added sugar.
What are 100% juices? Do they really only have fruit?! Are they the most natural?
100% juices are juices made only from fruit i.e. they are those that have equal proportions of pulp and water to the juice that comes directly from the fruit. The 100% range has no added sugar, i.e. its sweetness comes only from the sugars that are naturally present in the fruit. They are the ones that incorporate a greater percentage of fruit, but as all our juices and nectars are made from fruit, and have no colouring or preservatives, we believe them all to be equal in terms of naturalness.
And do the nectars still have added sugar?
Yes, but the sugar content remains unchanged. Nevertheless, we use a low level of sugar which is only to improve its flavour. In the last few years we have been reducing the levels of sugar in our nectars in order to make them even healthier.
What does "made from concentrates" mean?
It means that the fruit present in the juice was concentrated at its origin, i.e. the water was taken out to enable it to be more easily preserved and transported. That water is reintroduced during the production process, recreating a juice just as it left the tree, without any preservatives or colouring, or any additives.
Some flavours now tell us that they are "made only with squeezed fruit without concentrates". What does that mean?
By only using squeezed fruit, we manage not to use concentrates. That way, we ensure an unparalleled flavour, with all the freshness, texture and flavour of the fruit.

By not taking out the water, we manage to maintain the taste properties to a standard closer to fresh fruit, and although there are no nutritional differences between the two types of juices, there is a difference in flavour.
And why aren't they all made from squeezed fruit?
Because often the production processes from fresh fruit without concentrates do not permit it, as they are too complex for large-scale juice production. However, Compal has taken on the objective of increasingly moving towards valuing flavour and freshness, launching new propositions every year made from fresh fruit and not from concentrates.
What is Manga Magdalena (Magdalena Mango)? Why did you launch this flavour when you already have such a good quality Mango?
Magdalena Mango is a variety of mango. It was on the banks of the River Magdalena, the largest river in Colombia, that we found this special mango. These mangoes are inaccessible due to the height of the trees and they drop in the river making its banks golden. Only later are they collected to make this nectar with a fresh and intense aroma, a creamy texture and robust end. Our mango was already of excellent quality, but as this new product is made from fresh mango and not concentrate, it manages to have a higher aroma and flavour profile, closer to freshly-picked mangoes. Although we already have very good products, we never cease to innovate and search for the best to offer our consumers.
With the investment that you have recently been making in domestic production, why have you now decided to promote fruit that is not Portuguese, such as the Pineapple from Costa Rica?
Somos especialistas a trabalhar a fruta, fazemo-lo com sabedoria e paixão e continuaremos a desenvolver esta obsessão de ter sempre os sumos e néctares mais deliciosos e saudáveis. Como em Portugal só temos algumas frutas (e mesmo nas existentes, nem todas há matéria-prima suficiente para a produção de um néctar Compal), corremos mundo à procura da melhor fruta, das mais deliciosas variedades, onde quer que elas estejam! É por isso que fomos buscar à Colômbia a melhor Manga e à Costa Rica o mais doce ananás. Tido para entregar um sabor inigualável, que só Compal consegue dar!
What are the main characteristics of the new Equilíbrio range?
The new Equilíbrio range has joined together the flavours from Light and Vital The great piece of news it that, whilst always maintaining the unique taste that distinguishes us, we have changed the formulas and removed the artificial ingredients. Up to now our nectars had sucralose and acesulfame K, but now we only have natural sweeteners - sugar and stevia. A proposition of a flavour from unique combinations of fruit, with all the nutrients, but with fewer calories and now in a completely natural way.
What is Stevia? Is it harmful to the health?
Stevia is a sweetener of natural origin, which comes from a plant originating from South America, which has an extraordinary sweetening capacity. In its natural form it is approximately 10/15 times sweeter than sugar and has numerous benefits:
  • it is not toxic
  • it has no artificial ingredients
  • it does not interfere with diabetes
  • it has no calories
  • it does not alter the level of blood sugar
What happened to the main benefit that was in the Light range? Did the flavours stop having half the calories?
We still have a low-calorie range, but we stopped having that proportion, as we started adding stevia and sugar, which slightly increased the calories in the range. However, we believe that for our consumers, well-being is not only external, but also internal, and the benefits of a natural proposition of reduced calories clearly compensate that reformulation.
What do I gain from that reformulation?
Naturalness: now having a reduced calorie solution with all the flavour and without sweeteners such as sucralose, but with a flavour sweetened with sugar and stevia.
What happened to the Vital range? Did the flavours stop having antioxidants?
The flavours remain unchanged, and their antioxidant properties too. However, we believe that it is simpler for the consumer if we bring together the light and vital ranges based on the single benefit of natural well-being with reduced calories, now with many more flavours to choose from.

Because this is a raw material of excellence, which naturally has a higher price.