FROM CHILE - ARGENTINA - FRANCE USA - EASTRERN EUROPE
Prune is a dried plum of any cultivar, mostly the European plum (Prunus domestica). Our prunes are usually d’Agen or Stanley cultivar. Prunus domestica tree, although native to Asia can grow all over the world. Majority of plums commercially suitable for drying are grown in the USA, Chile, France, Argentina and Eastern Europe. Out of total world production of ca. 210.000 metric tons, USA and Chile are the largest producers constituting 71 % of the world production.
Botanical Name: Prunus domestica
Cultivars: d’Agen, Stanley
Origins : Chile, Argentina, France, USA, Eastrern Europe
Production Site: System Multifood, Aegean Freezone, Izmir
Packaging styles: in trays (carton, foam, plastic, wooden) flow pack (100-500 g), pillow bags 100-1000g, doybags 200 – 500 g,
*Both conventional and organic fruits are available in regular moisture or soft (rehydrated)
Prunes are perfect as a mid- morning snack or as a healthy and balanced afternoon snack thanks to their energizing, tonic and purifying properties.
Prunes are very nutritious, are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fiber. Most important health benefits of dried plums or prunes include their heart health benefits, digestive health benefits, preventing and/or decreasing inflammation.
In 2001, America plum growers’ request was accepted by the FDA to call prunes “dried plums”. The main reason for this name change was to turn around the misconception that prunes are just a medicinal food rather than a healthy, nutritious fruit.