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Plums (No Pit) - Pitted Prunes
Delicious pitted prunes that contain no pits and are ideal for cooking and snacking. Not only do prunes taste great, but they're also very healthy - naturally fat free and high in potassium and fiber (4 grams of fiber per serving)! And these pitted prunes are so sweet, you'd never guess that these wrinkly treats have no sugar added!
Our premium quality pitted prunes start out with sweet plums picked off the tree at the peak of their ripeness. Then, during the drying process, our plums aren't completely dried out to make sure that they retain some moisture. This makes for juicy and sweet prunes, perfect as a quick snack and energy booster.
Fun with Prunes (Really!)
Dried plums are frequently eaten plain, straight out of the bag, but try these following ideas to mix up your prune-y routine!
Breakfast: Stir prunes into your morning oatmeal or blend them in your smoothie!
Side Dishes: Chopped up prunes are tasty in couscous or quinoa, and add a touch of texture and flavor. You can also wrap pitted prunes in prosciutto and bake for several minutes for a deceptively easy, but fancy, appetizer.
Meats: Marinade and roast any meat with prunes to retain the meat’s moisture and add a natural sweetness.
Dessert: Add chopped prunes to cakes and muffins for sweetness and texture, or stew prunes to make a sauce that complements everything from ice cream to shortcakes.
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 plum?s 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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Nancy, Rio Grande, NJ May 14, 2009
“fantastic customer service,dried plums to die for,wheat fig cookies that are awesome,I am hooked”
James L King, Omaha, Ne July 2, 2008
In your message to me you asked what I was waiting for and that I should tell you what I thought.
What I was waiting for was to get my hands out of the bags of goodies I just received!
The prunes are delightful; the dried Papaya is delectable; the almonds are out-of-this-world delicious; the cashews make my palate palpitate, my tongue tingle and my lips tremble.
What am I doing? Sitting here gabbing away with you guys? Sorry, boys, but you will have to excuse me--I have some serious munching and lip-smacking to do.
Oh, by the way, this email message comes to you via the Nut Lovers' Paradise located somewhere in the hinterland.
Have a great 4th of July celebration!
Blessings and Peace,
James December 22, 2007
“Received the 25# of plums I had ordered
very soft and very good.”
Janet, Memphis, TN November 18, 2006
“I sent a package of dried fruit to my Mother-In-Law for Halloween. She loved all the fruit, but was crazy for the plums (dried prunes). She's been eating prunes for 90 years and said "These were the best I ever tasted!" So, I'm giving her just the dried prunes as one of her Xmas gifts.”
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Danisha, DFW, Texas November 14, 2013
“This was my first time ordering from this company and I can tell you that it won't be my last! The fruit was so fresh and moist. Better quality than I've ever seen in the store. I'm using the fruit to make Jamaican Black Cake and I cannot wait! You have a customer for life.”
Serving Size 40g (~1.4 oz.)
(Approx. 11.4 Servings/Pound)
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Plums, sulphur dioxide (may contain pits and/or pit fragments)
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Approximately 45 pieces per pound.
Store under refrigeration for up to 6 months.
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