Organic Dried Plums (No Pit)
Enjoy dried organic plums without the pit. Also known as organic prunes, this all natural treat contains no added sweeteners or preservatives. An excellent source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients, these organic prunes are a delicious and healthy snack. They are certified organic by CCOF.
Delicious Ways to Enjoy Organic Dried Plums
Organic dried plums are absolutely delicious for snacking on straight out of the bag, but if you want to mix things up, try one of these yummy ideas!
Baked Goods Whole dried plums can be added to cakes, scones and breads for extra moisture and sweetness. Chop them up and add them to homemade energy bars, muffins, cupcakes, and more for a delicious fruity flavor.
Side Dishes Organic plums can also be chopped up and added to rice, couscous, quinoa and other grain dishes for extra flavor and texture. For an easy, yet exquisite appetizer, wrap these pitted prunes in prosciutto and bake for several minutes. Your guests will find the savory-sweet taste irresistible! Organic prunes are also a delicious addition to stuffing.
Meats Prunes pair well with many meat dishes; their sweet flavor especially complements the smoky flavor of turkey, pork, chicken, and duck. Marinade and roast your choice of meat with prunes to retain moisture and lend natural sweetness.
Health Benefits of Organic Plums
1) High in Fiber Organic dried plums are a plentiful source of dietary fiber. The great thing about plums is that they contain adequate amounts of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber limits the levels of sugar and cholesterol absorbed by the bloodstream, which helps regulate blood sugar and may reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol.
The insoluble fiber in organic prunes is essential for a healthy digestive system. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the diet and is one reason why organic plums are an effective remedy for constipation. This fiber also keeps us feeling full longer, and is a great aid for weight loss because it can prevent overeating later in the day.
2) Powerhouse of Antioxidants Organic prunes are a treasure trove of antioxidants, the compounds that protect against oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals build up in the body because of exposure to everyday toxins; they are associated with chronic conditions like heart disease, stroke, and other degenerative diseases. Rest assured, some of this harmful damage can be reversed by eating foods rich in antioxidants. Dried plums contain even more antioxidants than fresh plums, blueberries, or raisins, according to a study by Tufts University.
3) Packed with Nutrients As if we needed more reasons to fall in love with organic plums, they are also a good source of vitamins A and K, potassium, magnesium, and boron. Eating prunes may be a preventative measure against osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become thinner and more fragile. This benefit may in part be due to the presence of boron, a trace element that supports bone and joint health. A study from Florida State University suggests that eating 100 grams of dried plums every day for three months can improve bone formation markers. A delicious treat that offers so many health benefits? We’ll take it!
Really rich and moist.Michael, Waldport, OR
Soft texture that we like.Judith, Dunlap, TN
Love them!Sharon, Lincolnwood, IL
very goodanna, moreno valley, CA
Organic Pitted Prunes. **May Contain Occasional Pit or Pit Fragments** Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)
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Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Approximately 45 pieces per pound.
Country of origin: United States