Prunes are delicious dried fruits obtained after drying ripe plums.
These prune plums characterized by their uniform maturity, high sugar content, high heat tolerance and their ability to ripen fully on the tree without fermenting.
Roughly, three pounds of fresh plums yield one pound of prunes. Being a “drupe” family fruit, dried plum features a single, hard inedible pit.
Naturizon hand selects plums and dries them within their facility. This level of control allows Naturizon to ensure the consistent high quality of the prunes being offered.
In the supermarkets, prunes can be available around the year in packs, and boxes/bins. Look for the authentic produce before purchase.
Dry plums keep well in airtight containers and placed away from moisture, humidity, sunlight and high temperature. It is recommended to be stored inside the refrigerator.
Prunes can be safely consumed by all, including children and pregnant women. People allergic to potassium sorbate may want to avoid them in food.
Plums carry oxalic acid, a naturally-occurring substance found in some fruits and vegetables, which may crystallize as oxalate stones in the urinary tract in some people. Therefore, people with known oxalate urinary tract stones are advised to avoid eating plums. Adequate intake of water is advised to maintain normal urine output even if these individuals want to eat them. (Medical disclaimer).