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Create feel-good food with Sunsweet. Our prune ingredients can improve flavor and texture in a wide range of products while also minimizing sugar, salt, fat, and artificial ingredients.

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The Pioneers of Prunes

At Sunsweet, we have more than a century’s worth of experience growing prunes. In 1917, a group of farmers founded the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association, which evolved into the grower-owned cooperative known today as “Sunsweet.” Even after after 100 years in business, Sunsweet’s mission has always been the same: to provide great eating experiences and good health.

Ingredients

Our versatile line of ingredients make it easy to incorporate prunes into food products.

Fresh Plum Concentrate

Made from prune plums before they are dried, this sweet-tart concentrate helps with browning, moisture binding, and sugar reduction.

Prune Juice Concentrate

This sweet and mildly tangy concentrate helps reduce sugar, fat, and sodium in sauces, bakery items, and bars.

Prunes (Dried Plums)

Available either diced or whole/pitted, prunes are higher in fiber and lower in sugar than raisins, dates, and cranberries.

Dried Plum Puree

This tangy puree is excellent in baking for binding and fat and sugar reduction. It also helps bind moisture in sausages.

Dried Plum Powder

This hygroscopic powder is slightly tacky to the touch and can be used for color enhancement, moisture binding, and purge absorption.

Prune Bits

These bits are free-flowing, low in water content, and pleasantly sweet. They can be used as an inclusion or hydrated and used as a mild puree.

Prune Paste

This sturdy paste can be ground, chopped, or blended with other ingredients. Use it for moisture binding, fat replacement, or texture.

Fresh Plum Concentrate

Made from prune plums before they are dried, this sweet-tart concentrate helps with browning, moisture binding, and sugar reduction.

Prune Juice Concentrate

This sweet and mildly tangy concentrate helps reduce sugar, fat, and sodium in sauces, bakery items, and bars.

Prunes (Dried Plums)

Available either diced or whole/pitted, prunes are higher in fiber and lower in sugar than raisins, dates, and cranberries.

Dried Plum Puree

This tangy puree is excellent in baking for binding and fat and sugar reduction. It also helps bind moisture in sausages.

Dried Plum Powder

This hygroscopic powder is slightly tacky to the touch and can be used for color enhancement, moisture binding, and purge absorption.

Prune Bits

These bits are free-flowing, low in water content, and pleasantly sweet. They can be used as an inclusion or hydrated and used as a mild puree.

Prune Paste

This sturdy paste can be ground, chopped, or blended with other ingredients. Use it for moisture binding, fat replacement, or texture.

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Get to Know Our Prune Ingredients

Get to Know Our Prune Ingredients

Chef Rick Perez walks through our range of ingredients, including prune puree, powder, and concentrates.

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Featured Recipes

Recipes, tips, and ideas to inspire product creation with Sunsweet prune ingredients.

Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce

Cook Time: 20 min

Prune Bits

Meat / Poultry / Fish

Spiced Prune and Date Bread

Cook Time: 60 min

Diced Prunes, Prune Bits

Bakery / Bars

Crispy Sesame Meatballs with Yogurt and Pepper Dip

Cook Time: 15 min

Whole Pitted Prunes

Gluten-Free, Meat / Poultry / Fish

Feta, Lentil and Wheat Berry Salad with Orange-Prune Dressing

Cook Time: 40 min, plus 6 hours soaking time

Diced Prunes, Prune Bits

Vegetables / Sides

Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce

Cook Time: 20 min

Prune Bits

Meat / Poultry / Fish

Spiced Prune and Date Bread

Cook Time: 60 min

Diced Prunes, Prune Bits

Bakery / Bars

Crispy Sesame Meatballs with Yogurt and Pepper Dip

Cook Time: 15 min

Whole Pitted Prunes

Gluten-Free, Meat / Poultry / Fish

Feta, Lentil and Wheat Berry Salad with Orange-Prune Dressing

Cook Time: 40 min, plus 6 hours soaking time

Diced Prunes, Prune Bits

Vegetables / Sides

Applications

Our prune ingredients work in a range of foods, from sausages and marinades to cookies, granola bars, sauces, and more.

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Bakery / Bars

Prune ingredients can sweeten with less sugar, improve texture with less fat, replace artificial caramel coloring, and more.

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Meat / Poultry

Prune ingredients can aid in moisture retention, help suppress warmed-over flavor, and promote caramelization for better-tasting meat and poultry products.

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Sauces

When used in sauces, marinades, and seasoning rubs, prune ingredients enhance flavor with less sugar and salt. The end results are better tasting, healthier sauces.

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Culinary

Prunes play well with a range of sweet and savory foods. From savory braises to chocolates, prunes can add rich texture and subtle, tangy flavor.

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