Prunes (Whole, Pitted) – Certified Organic

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Prunes (Whole, Pitted) – Certified Organic
AKA: Dried Plum, Prunus domestica
Product of:  Moldova
Pack Size: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg | 5kg
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05; NL-BIO-01; FR-BIO-01

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Description

Prunes (Whole, Pitted) – Certified Organic
AKA: Dried Plum, Prunus domestica
Product of:  Moldova
Pack Size: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg | 5kg
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05; NL-BIO-01; FR-BIO-01

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg packed into food grade, foil lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up pouches, Made with superior quality KRAFT PAPER.
5kg packed into food grade, zip lock (resealable), stand up poly pouches.

Both packs are multi-material and multi-layer to increase shelf life of the product and provide a barrier protection against moisture, odours, and UV light.

Additional Information:
A prune is a dried plum of any cultivar, mostly the European plum (Prunus domestica). Use of the term “prune” for fresh plums is obsolete except when applied to varieties (of plum) grown for drying. Most prunes are freestone cultivars (the pit is easy to remove), whereas most plums grown for fresh consumption are clingstone (the pit is more difficult to remove).

Prunes are 64% carbohydrates including dietary fiber, 2% protein, a rich source of vitamin K, and a moderate source of B vitamins and dietary minerals. The sorbitol content of dietary fiber likely provides the laxative effect associated with consuming prunes. Contrary to the name, boiled plums or prunes are not used to make sugar plums.

Plums and prunes are rich in antioxidants, which are helpful for reducing inflammation and protecting your cells from damage by free radicals. They are particularly high in polyphenol antioxidants, which have positive effects on bone health and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. In fact, some studies have shown that plums contain more than twice the amount of polyphenol antioxidants as other popular fruits, such as nectarines and peaches.

Storage Advice:
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

Dried fruits are simply fruits with the water removed. This makes your fruit last much, much longer than if they were fresh. Since most of the water is removed from the fruit the flavour is intensified, the storage is simplified and the shelf life is greatly lengthened. The drying process can be done naturally by the sun or in a dehydrator (or less often in a slow oven). Because of its vibrant taste and proven health benefits, like no fat and high fibre, dried fruit is one of the easiest and most popular ways to eat fruit. It is especially popular with hikers and cyclists.

How long does dried fruit last?
When properly stored, the shelf life of dried fruits such as raisins (dried grapes), craisins (dried cranberries), dried apricots and many other dried fruits will last well beyond their best by date. Remember that dried fruit, like some other fruits, usually has a best by date and not a use by date or expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely consume dried fruit even after the best before date has lapsed.

You can help dried fruit stay fresh longer by storing it in your refrigerator or in your pantry in a tightly closed container to keep out moisture and other contaminants. Some fruits, like prunes which are moister than many of the others, enjoy the moisture of the fridge and taste better cold.

For a long-term option, you can also store your dried fruit in a freezer. Freezing is supposed to be an indefinite form of storage, but after varying amounts of time, most foods start to break down or develop freezer burn. Properly dried fruit seems to be an exception – it really does freeze well for extended amounts of time if properly sealed with an airtight sealer.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

708

kj
Energy

169

kcal
Fat

0.5

g
  Of which saturates 

0.0

g
Carbohydrate

38.4

g
  Of which sugars

38.0

g
Fibre

5.7

g
Protein

2.8

g
Salt

0.0

g
 

 

 

ALLERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macademia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

 

Please contact us if you require any further information or for quotes on larger pack sizes.