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Jumbo Plums (Prunes)
The largest dried plums from California. Naturally sweet and fat free, these delicious plums are high in potassium and fiber! Once called prunes, the industry thought switching over to dried plums was a much better approach. We still always calls these prunes though!
2. Dietary fiber is also classified as a type of plant carbohydrate that is not digested by humans. A serving of five dried plums provide three grams of dietary fiber. These carbohydrates including the sugars are "naturally occurring." There is no added sugar to dried plums.
3. Although dried plums contain carbohydrates, dried plums main sugars are fructose, glucose and sorbitol. Dried plums have almost no sucrose. In addition, the dietary fiber in dried plums may help to modulate the body's uptake of sugar in dried plums. The differences in the sugar profiles and the fiber in dried plums may help explain the moderate GI index.
4. Dried plums are a source of dietary fiber, sorbitol, potassium, copper, boron and phenolic compounds which are active in a web of interrelated physiological and health promoting functions. Together these compounds help regulate glucose metabolism, promote cardiovascular health, are involved in bone metabolism, protect against cancer, and contribute to digestion. (M. Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis, PhD., P. Bowen, PhD., RD, University of Illinois Chicago Functional Foods for Health Program literature search. 1999.)
5. Dried plums completely stopped and were able to reverse bone loss in an animal model of ovarian deficiency (a model for post-menopausal osteoporosis). The mechanism responsible for this is not known. Some speculate the mechanism might be related to the phenolic compounds, sorbitol, boron or dried plums' ability to impact absorption of minerals. (B. Arjmandi, Ph.D., RD, Oklahoma State University, 1998.)v 6. In an animal model using ovariectomzied rats, dried plums suppressed the rise in serum cholesterol without affecting HDL (good) cholesterol associated with the onset of menopause. At menopause, women?s risk for coronary heart disease drastically increases due to ovarian hormone deficiency. Options for lowering cholesterol include a diet rich in plant fiber and other protective nutrients. (B. Arjmandi, Ph.D., RD, Oklahoma State University, 1998.)
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valarie hawkins, york, pa February 11, 2014
“love!! the jumbo prunes and hot jelly sooo much!! was here waiting for me in less than 24 hr. I will be ordering some nuts soon. thank so very much”
Helene, Wake Forest, NC February 11, 2014
“Delivery was super fast. I ordered various dried fruits (mango, papaya, pineapple, flame raisins, banana chips, cantaloupe, organic mission figs, and jumbo plums. Everything was FRESH. The jumbo plums are the sweetest I have ever had. Will definitely be ordering again. I even loved the box it was delivered in!!!!
Thank you for such wonderful products.”
Tracey, Valencia, CA February 3, 2013
“EVERYTHING IS FABULOUS! Don't know where to begin -- so suffice to say everything in my order really did exceed my already high expectations. I love your company and look forward to using your website for friends and family.”
Anna, West Palm Beach, FL January 16, 2013
“My first order, dried fruits & black walnuts, arrived quickly - in a box with attitude! It was impossible not to smile, but then the colorful bags nestled inside widened my mouth to a grin. But OH, the contents of the bags - sheer bliss! Each flavor was incomparable!
FYI: the best prunes (aka dried plums for the younger generation) still have their pits!! Just try to find them in your grocery store or health food store!! Nuts.com, we are going to have a close relationship. Thanks ~”
John, Alexandria, LA November 11, 2012
“Great tasting product. Quick shipping, Thank you.”
evelyn, painesville, oh March 13, 2012
“the prunes and figs were very tasty and the packing was super. thanks for a very tasty treat!”
Floria, illinois February 14, 2012
“Always a pleasure to receive my pkg from Nuts.com....Plums were spectacular, husband loved them. Again the dried strawberries are my favorite. I ordered the dried cantaloupe for the first time and we really love them. thank you so much for the free veggie chips. Very very tasty and healthy. So happy with all I get from Nuts.com. thank you very much for the fast delivery. ”
Alfred, Columbia, Maryland January 2, 2010
“Yes, as you noticed, I like your plums, and since you asked, I am pleased to write a testimonial.
At first, when my doctor said I should eat prunes regularly, I bought them in stores, but found their quality uneven. Eventually I tried your plums. These were not only fine, but also reminded me of events that happened long ago.
In 1940, at the beginning of World War II, my family and I fled to France which, in less than two months, surrendered to the Germans. At the time, we were in the South of France, and as it remained unoccupied by the Germans, we did not return to our home in Belgium. But now we had food shortages, which rapidly increased. Wine was plentiful here, but normal food was severely rationed. We ate a lot of rutabaga that had been stored for cattle-feed.
In the summer of 1943, Italy surrendered to the Allies, and as my father and I were not far from its border, we crossed the Alps into Italy, along with many other Jewish people. But the soldiers we eventually met there, were not American, but German, and they captured several hundred of us Jews. Fortunately, many of us, including my father and me, were able to retreat up into the mountains.
There, the Germans came up from time to time to fight the partisans. Once we became familiar with the surroundings, we were relatively safe, but we had little money. The local peasants were poor, had no more than two cows, and in the winter slept in the stable with them. Yet, when they saw one of us refugees go by, they would open their door, call him back, and offer some food. And thus we survived.
Cooking was done over an open fire, in a caldron hanging in the chimney of the house. On the first day of the week, it would be filled with water, into which some vegetable was dropped. After cooking, a small part of the soup was eaten. The next day, some additional vegetable, or perhaps meat, was added, and so it went until Sunday, when the concoction was complete. So the locals did it, and so did we.
At times there were small surprises. Something hard, something black, even something hard and black. No matter, all was eaten.
They did not have plums. But your dark plums look very much like what I sometimes discovered when I ate back then in Italy. And so they make me remember, with affection, those people and times.
Pam, Texas December 22, 2009
“I just want everyone to know that your dried fruit is wonderful! For some reason I just can't stand to run out of the dried pineapple. The prunes are great! and girls, they help with bone loss! Eat as many as you can. Of course not too many if you're going to leave the house the next day, smile. The strawberries are just out of this world! There are so many more to try! Don't be afraid to get something you never heard of. Remember there's always the option to trade for something else if you really don't like something! That has not happened to me yet and it probably won't. Thanks guys for everything you do for us and for getting it to us so quickly. Pam”
Patricia May 27, 2009
“Quick shipment of excellent, delicious prunes. Eat more prunes girls...they're GOOD for your bones! Thanks Nuts Online!”
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Gina, Volente, TX February 21, 2014
“Just received my order, like 20 min ago, and ripped open the bag of Pistachios right away. They're all cracked, they're large, and they're yum! I've also had a few Walnuts. Yum again. The Prunes are for my husband and he says double yum. I received more order super fast. The price is great, the products fresh and the packaging is beautiful. Perfect for travel. I can't wait to try some of your other products. I've got my eye on those sea salt almonds.”
Serving Size 50g (~1.8 oz.)
(Approx. 9.1 Servings/Pound)
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|Calories From Fat||1.5|
Plums, sulphur dioxide (contains pit)
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Approximately 23 pieces per pound.
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Country of Origin: United States
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