Naturally sweet… One thing–among others–that makes our plums special is that we harvest as late as possible, when flavor and sugar content reach their peak. As our clients know, you can really taste the difference!
Packed with health nutrients! We are also proud to help make consumers aware of the many health benefits of prunes, or dried plums: they are packed with antioxidants–among other supernutrients–so we believe they are one of the best health foods available, and that they even qualify for the superfood category!
A prune is any of various plum cultivars, mostly Prunus domestica or European Plum, sold as fresh or dried fruit. The dried fruit is also referred to as a dried plum. In general, fresh prunes are freestone cultivars (the pit is easy to remove), whereas most other plums grown for fresh consumption are clingstone (the pit is more difficult to remove).
More than 1,000 cultivars of plums are grown for drying. The main cultivar grown in the U.S. is the Improved French prune. Other varieties include Sutter, Tulare Giant, Moyer, Imperial, Italian, and Greengage. Fresh prunes reach the market earlier than fresh plums and are usually smaller in size.
Prunes are used in cooking both sweet and savory dishes. Prunes have been included in holiday dishes, such as stuffing, cake, and to make sugar plums. Prune filled Danish pastries are popular primarily in New York and other parts of the U.S. East Coast. Prune ice cream is popular in the Dominican Republic. Prunes are also used to make juice.