<p>Sunsweet Prune Ingredients include concentrates to pastes and powders that can be used in food manufacturing and recipes for healthier food.</p>

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Create food that you can’t wait to eat. Sunsweet Ingredients products range from prune juice concentrate to whole pitted prunes.

Made from the d’Agen prune plum, Sunsweet ingredients harness the fruit’s rich nutrients into solutions to a variety of applications.

We can lower sugar in sauces, improve moisture in sausages, curb WOF, and make vegan cookies even more delicious. And it all comes down to unlocking the potential of Nature’s Richest Fruit from Sunsweet. Learn more about Sunsweet Ingredients:

Fresh Plum Concentrate

Made from the juice of fresh prune plums, Fresh Plum Concentrate can be used in everything from meat and poultry for moisture binding to sauces to reduce sugar. When added like an extract in baking applications, it can also improve color and caramelization. Fresh Plum Concentrate is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Fresh Plum Concentrate

Made from the juice of fresh prune plums, Fresh Plum Concentrate can be used in everything from meat and poultry for moisture binding to sauces to reduce sugar. When added like an extract in baking applications, it can also improve color and caramelization. Fresh Plum Concentrate is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

<p>Fresh Plum Concentrate can be used in everything from meat and poultry for moisture binding to sauces and baking to reduce sugar and boost color.</p>

Fresh Plum Concentrate

Made from the juice of fresh prune plums, Fresh Plum Concentrate can be used in everything from meat and poultry for moisture binding to sauces to reduce sugar. When added like an extract in baking applications, it can also improve color and caramelization. Fresh Plum Concentrate is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Culinary: Fresh Plum Concentrate from Sunsweet has the consistency of maple syrup and carries a pleasant, tart-cherry flavor similar to pomegranate molasses.

Meat / Poultry: This ingredient can be used in both vacuum tumbling and injection processes. Its high level of antioxidants suppresses lipid oxidation, helping to prevent WOF. The suggested usage levels for moisture binding is between .5% to 1.1% of the weight of the meat block.

Sauces: Because this concentrate blends well with water, it can add sweetness and enhance flavor easily to a range of sauces. In tomato sauces and braising sauces, it can replace sugar and draw out flavors of herbs while smoothing out the acidity of tomatoes or wine. Fresh Plum Concentrate also adapts to Southeast Asian sauces, such as sambal or satay sauce, adding sweetness to balance the flavors of the chiles and spices. Suggested usage levels vary from 3% to up to 25% depending on the recipe and desired sweetness. Since this is a concentrated product, it’s often necessary to use Fresh Plum Concentrate with water.

Bakery / Bars: When added in small quantities, this concentrate can subtly enhance the caramelization of light-colored baked goods, such as vanilla pound cake, madeleines, and gluten-free muffins. Because the ingredient is high in antioxidants, it also staves off rancidity in whole-grain baked goods.

Fiber: 1.54% soluble; .23% insoluble
Titratable acidity: 1.8 to 2.6%
pH: 3.4-3.9
Brix: 70 degrees
Sugars (amount per 100 g):
-Glucose: 23.52 g
-Fructose: 11.79 g
-Sucrose: 6.67 g
-Sorbitol: 14.42 g

Storage: <32F and <60% relative humidity

Shelf life: 36 months

Prune Juice Concentrate

Prune Juice Concentrate is a sweet and mildly tangy syrup the color of molasses. It is made by concentrating Prune Juice and is excellent for bakery items and bars for sugar reduction and binding. It can also reduce sugar and sodium in dark-color sauces, like soy-based stir-fry sauces. On the label, it can be called “dried plum concentrate.” Because it is a concentrate, it is often best to use it with water or another liquid to dilute it. Prune Juice Concentrate is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Prune Juice Concentrate

Prune Juice Concentrate is a sweet and mildly tangy syrup the color of molasses. It is made by concentrating Prune Juice and is excellent for bakery items and bars for sugar reduction and binding. It can also reduce sugar and sodium in dark-color sauces, like soy-based stir-fry sauces. On the label, it can be called “dried plum concentrate.” Because it is a concentrate, it is often best to use it with water or another liquid to dilute it. Prune Juice Concentrate is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

<p>Prune Juice Concentrate is a sweet and mildly tangy syrup the color of molasses. It is excellent for bakery items and bars for sugar reduction and binding. </p>

Prune Juice Concentrate

Prune Juice Concentrate is a sweet and mildly tangy syrup the color of molasses. It is made by concentrating Prune Juice and is excellent for bakery items and bars for sugar reduction and binding. It can also reduce sugar and sodium in dark-color sauces, like soy-based stir-fry sauces. On the label, it can be called “dried plum concentrate.” Because it is a concentrate, it is often best to use it with water or another liquid to dilute it. Prune Juice Concentrate is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Culinary: With the color and consistency of a sweetened balsamic vinegar reduction but with a smoother flavor, Prune Juice Concentrate from Sunsweet is the perfect glaze for roasted vegetables (see recipe for Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Glaze) or proteins. Its ability to enhance browning also reduces the time needed to caramelize onions.

Meat / Poultry: A small quantity of this concentrate blended into ground meat used for burgers or sausages will deepen color and caramelization.

Sauces: Prune Juice Concentrate pairs well with soy sauce and other condiments used in stir-fry sauces. When used in small concentrations, it can take the place of some of the soy sauce, allowing for lower overall sodium levels. In dark sauces, it can also be used to replace from 20% to 50% of the honey, brown rice syrup, agave syrup, corn syrup, or invert sugar in a recipe. Because it also imparts sweetness, it allows for lower overall sugar levels.

Bakery / Bars: This concentrate can increase moisture levels and decrease total sugar levels while increasing caramelization.  To reduce fat and sugar, replace up to 50% fat with Prune Juice Concentrate (see the recipe for Fudgy Brownies). When making bars, use this concentrate to help with binding and moisture retention.

Fiber: 6.03% soluble; .67% insoluble
Titratable Acidity: 1.5-2.2%
pH: 3.5-4.2
Brix: 70 degrees
Sugars (amount per 100 g):
-Glucose: 21.28 g
-Fructose: 14.38 g
-Sucrose: .04 g
-Sorbitol: 16.20 g

Storage: <70F

Shelf life: 24 months

Dried Plums (Diced and Whole/Pitted)

Available either pitted or pitted and diced, Dried Plums (also called prunes) are made with Sunsweet’s proprietary pitting technology, which has the highest standards in the industry. They are higher in fiber and lower in sugar than raisins, dates, and cranberries. These dried plums are gluten-free and made from non-GMO prune plums.

Dried Plums (Diced and Whole/Pitted)

Available either pitted or pitted and diced, Dried Plums (also called prunes) are made with Sunsweet’s proprietary pitting technology, which has the highest standards in the industry. They are higher in fiber and lower in sugar than raisins, dates, and cranberries. These dried plums are gluten-free and made from non-GMO prune plums.

<p>Culinary: Dried Plums (also called prunes) can be mixed into a range of recipes. Soak them in red wine vinegar and whisk them with olive oil for a quick sauce to drizzle over roast chicken or pork or to use with roasted vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, or parsnips. Bakery / Bars: Using dried plums in […]</p>

Dried Plums (Diced and Whole/Pitted)

Available either pitted or pitted and diced, Dried Plums (also called prunes) are made with Sunsweet’s proprietary pitting technology, which has the highest standards in the industry. They are higher in fiber and lower in sugar than raisins, dates, and cranberries. These dried plums are gluten-free and made from non-GMO prune plums.

Culinary: Dried Plums (also called prunes) can be mixed into a range of recipes. Soak them in red wine vinegar and whisk them with olive oil for a quick sauce to drizzle over roast chicken or pork or to use with roasted vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, or parsnips.

Bakery / Bars: Using dried plums in place of other dried fruits in baked goods and bars imparts a more roasted, caramelized flavor to bars. If used in a pre-soak preparation, prunes will hold their shape as long as the liquid is no warmer than room temperature. When baked, the dried fruit will crisp up around the edges. Use dried plums to replace up to 50% raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, or dried apples

Fiber (total): 7.1%
Titratable Acidity: 1.7-2.8%
pH: 3.5-4.2
Sugars (amount per 100 g):
-Glucose: 19.81%
-Fructose: 11.59%
-Sucrose: .82%
-Sorbitol: 14.72%

Storage:45-55F <60% humidity

Shelf life: 18 months

 

Dried Plum Puree

Made from a blend of Dried Plums and Prune Juice Concentrate, this puree is high in sorbitol, a natural humectant, and has a tangy flavor similar to molasses. Used in recipes, it enhances other flavors, especially spices and chocolate. Dried Plum Puree is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Dried Plum Puree

Made from a blend of Dried Plums and Prune Juice Concentrate, this puree is high in sorbitol, a natural humectant, and has a tangy flavor similar to molasses. Used in recipes, it enhances other flavors, especially spices and chocolate. Dried Plum Puree is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

<p>Made from a blend of Dried Plums and Prune Juice Concentrate, this prune puree is high in sorbitol, a natural humectant, and has a tangy flavor similar to molasses.</p>

Dried Plum Puree

Made from a blend of Dried Plums and Prune Juice Concentrate, this puree is high in sorbitol, a natural humectant, and has a tangy flavor similar to molasses. Used in recipes, it enhances other flavors, especially spices and chocolate. Dried Plum Puree is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Culinary: Dried Plum Puree from Sunsweet has a sweet, tangy flavor similar to molasses or tamarind. It complements dried chiles, ginger, and other spices.

Meat / Poultry: Dried Plum Puree lowers drip loss in sausages while imparting rich mouthfeel. Its high level of antioxidants also suppresses lipid oxidation and WOF. The suggested usage levels for moisture binding in sausages is between 1% to 3% of the weight of the meat block.

Sauces: Dried Plum Puree adds body, tart sweetness, and depth to a range of sauces, especially dark tangy sauces such hoisin sauce, tamarind chutney, or barbecue sauce. Using the puree in sauces also allows for reductions in seasonings and salt.

Bakery / Bars: This puree can increase moisture levels and enhance flavor. It can also lower fat and sugar in moist cakes and quickbreads as well as take the place of butter and eggs in vegan cookies (see recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies). It also binds ingredients in gluten-free baking (see recipe for Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte). In fruit-and-nut bars, it can take the place of date paste, lowering total sugar levels.

Fiber: 4.53% soluble; 1.17% insoluble
Titratable acidity: 1.5 to 2.2%
pH: 3.4-4.2
Brix: 68 degrees
Sugars:
-Glucose: 21.18%
-Fructose: 13.18%
-Sucrose: .25%
-Sorbitol: 14.73%

Storage:45-55F <60% humidity

Shelf life: 18 months

Dried Plum Powder

Ground from whole prunes, this deep, reddish-brown plum powder is very hygroscopic and slightly tacky to the touch. It also has the capacity to enhance flavors without imparting much of its own flavor. Dried Plum Puree is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Dried Plum Powder

Ground from whole prunes, this deep, reddish-brown plum powder is very hygroscopic and slightly tacky to the touch. It also has the capacity to enhance flavors without imparting much of its own flavor. Dried Plum Puree is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

<p>Culinary: Dried Plum Powder carries a very mild toffee flavor. It imparts dark flecks when used, giving bakery items a wholesome whole-wheat look. In meat and poultry, it looks like ground black pepper. Adding a small amount to recipes can boost the healthful profile of food without imparting too much flavor. Meat / Poultry: Because […]</p>

Dried Plum Powder

Ground from whole prunes, this deep, reddish-brown plum powder is very hygroscopic and slightly tacky to the touch. It also has the capacity to enhance flavors without imparting much of its own flavor. Dried Plum Puree is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prune plums.

Culinary: Dried Plum Powder carries a very mild toffee flavor. It imparts dark flecks when used, giving bakery items a wholesome whole-wheat look. In meat and poultry, it looks like ground black pepper. Adding a small amount to recipes can boost the healthful profile of food without imparting too much flavor.

Meat / Poultry: Because it is hygroscopic, this powder retains moisture and absorbs purge. It can be used in meatballs for binding in place of other starches. It can also be mixed into seasonings to adhere rubs to the surface of meat. When used in ground meat products, it also enhances caramelization while staving off lipid oxidation.

Bakery / Bars: Dried Plum Powder can enhance browning and increase moisture levels in baked goods and bars. When used with light-colored gluten-free rice and/or corn flour blends, it gives products a whole-grain appearance. Use the powder to replace up to 100% flaxseed meal, rice bran, or citrus fiber or replace up to 50% inulin, fructooligosaccharides, maltodextrin, or oat fiber.

Fiber: 7.3% soluble; 4.5% insoluble
Trace acidity
Sugars (amount per 100 g):
-Glucose: 22.28 g
-Fructose: 13.53 g
-Sucrose: 1.34 g
-Sorbitol: 17.65 g

Storage: 40-65F <60% humidity

Shelf life: 12 months

Prune Paste

Made by macerating and passing pitted prunes through a grinding plate, Prune Paste is a versatile ingredient to use in a range of applications. One of its most important attributes is flavor neutrality: it can be used with both sweet and savory flavors without becoming overpowering. Prune Paste is the block form of Prune Bits, and the two ingredients can be used interchangeably depending on the need of the producer and the available equipment. Prune Paste is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prunes.

Prune Paste

Made by macerating and passing pitted prunes through a grinding plate, Prune Paste is a versatile ingredient to use in a range of applications. One of its most important attributes is flavor neutrality: it can be used with both sweet and savory flavors without becoming overpowering. Prune Paste is the block form of Prune Bits, and the two ingredients can be used interchangeably depending on the need of the producer and the available equipment. Prune Paste is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prunes.

<p>Made by macerating and passing pitted prunes through a grinding plate, Prune Paste is a versatile ingredient to use in a range of applications.</p>

Prune Paste

Made by macerating and passing pitted prunes through a grinding plate, Prune Paste is a versatile ingredient to use in a range of applications. One of its most important attributes is flavor neutrality: it can be used with both sweet and savory flavors without becoming overpowering. Prune Paste is the block form of Prune Bits, and the two ingredients can be used interchangeably depending on the need of the producer and the available equipment. Prune Paste is a gluten-free food made from non-GMO prunes.

Culinary: Because of its neutral flavor, Prune Paste is a versatile ingredient for many culinary tasks. It is mild and slightly chewy with a subtle, caramelized accent, and its color runs from dark amber to purple-brown, with faint flecks of fruit skin. Compared with Dried Plum Puree, it is milder and lighter in color.

Meat / Poultry: When ground and mixed into meat, Prune Paste can help bind moisture, lower sodium, and stave off lipid oxidation, making it a versatile ingredient for sausage production. The paste is best for darker-colored sausages, such as Italian sausage or breakfast sausage, where it can be ground, mixed, or emulsified with the other ingredients.

Bakery / Bars: For fruit-based bars and other applications that use fruit paste, Prune Paste is the perfect ingredient. It can be used with date paste or fig paste or on its own and it’s not as sticky as many fruit-based pastes. In addition, its neutral flavor makes it pair well with existing flavor profiles. It is also naturally lower in sugar than date, raisin, and fig paste.

Fiber (total): 8.5%
Titratable Acidity: 1.1-2%
pH: 3.7-4.2
Sugars (amount per 100 g)
-Glucose 32.85 g
-Fructose 12.33 g
-Sucrose .85 g
-Sorbitol 20.89 g

Storage: 45-60F, humidity levels <60%

Shelf life: 18 months

Prune Bits

Prune Bits are made from dicing a paste made solely from prunes. The bits are free-flowing, low in water content, and easy to use and store. They can often be used in place of Dried Plum Puree for a lighter flavor while still providing moisture and caramelization. Prune Bits are gluten-free and are made from non-GMO prune plums.

Prune Bits

Prune Bits are made from dicing a paste made solely from prunes. The bits are free-flowing, low in water content, and easy to use and store. They can often be used in place of Dried Plum Puree for a lighter flavor while still providing moisture and caramelization. Prune Bits are gluten-free and are made from non-GMO prune plums.

<p>Culinary: Prune bits have a deep amber to brown color and carry a sweet, mild flavor reminiscent of fruit leathers. The bits taste chewy when eaten out of hand, yet the pieces also dissolve into liquid easily to make a puree or paste. (Use a 1:1.5 ratio of bits to liquid to make a puree.) […]</p>

Prune Bits

Prune Bits are made from dicing a paste made solely from prunes. The bits are free-flowing, low in water content, and easy to use and store. They can often be used in place of Dried Plum Puree for a lighter flavor while still providing moisture and caramelization. Prune Bits are gluten-free and are made from non-GMO prune plums.

Culinary: Prune bits have a deep amber to brown color and carry a sweet, mild flavor reminiscent of fruit leathers. The bits taste chewy when eaten out of hand, yet the pieces also dissolve into liquid easily to make a puree or paste. (Use a 1:1.5 ratio of bits to liquid to make a puree.)

Meat / Poultry: use Prune Bits in darker-colored sausages to bind moisture, stave off lipid oxidation, and reduce sodium. They can be added to the grinder or dissolved in water ahead of time before being emulsified.

Sauces: For rich-tasting sauces that require body, such as hoisin sauce or barbecue sauce, dissolve Prune Bits into the sauce ingredients to add body.

Bakery / Bars: Prune Bits work well in flavored pastes or fillings for bread or breakfast pastries. To make a healthy filling for cinnamon rolls, mix together 2 parts paste with 1 part sugar and season with cinnamon. If using melted chocolate in a chocolate torte, melt the bits directly into the chocolate. To use as an inclusion, add them at the end of the mixing process.

Fiber (total): 8.8%
Titratable Acidity: 1.7-2.8%
pH: 3.75-4.9
Sugars (amount per 100 g):
-Glucose 23 g
-Fructose 14.6 g
-Sucrose 1.11 g
-Sorbitol 14.4 g

Storage:45-60F with <60% humidity

Shelf life: 18 months

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