Advantages of Prunes in Meat and Poultry Products

May 24, 2019

Sunsweet Ingredients leverage the rich flavor and texture of prunes to improve the taste and appearance of meat and poultry. Here’s a few examples: Dried Plum Powder enhances caramelization. It’s best when mixed into ground meat products or when used as a rub in whole-muscle products. Dried Plum Puree draws out flavor and enhances caramelization […]

read more

How to Replace Phosphates with Sunsweet Prunes

One of the most prevalent issues for protein processors is moisture loss. Meat lacking in moisture tastes inferior. Less moisture also means lower yields. For this reason, companies are always looking for moisture binding solutions in meat and poultry. Phosphates: The Conventional Solution Phosphates have long been the answer. When muscle converts to meat after […]

read more

Prune Juice Concentrate: A Natural Sweetener for Baking

May 22, 2019

This past May, published a story about how food companies can use natural sweeteners to not only add sweetness but also drive down total sugar quantities. One of the examples provided was prune juice concentrate: “Prune juice concentrate can replace brown sugar or molasses without adding to total sugar because some of the sweetness […]

read more

Fruit Concentrates Leverage Fruit’s Goodness

February 8, 2019

Fruit concentrates make it easier to use fruit in food and beverage applications, writes Jeff Gelski of Food Business News. “Yet when adding fruit ingredients to items like beverages and baked foods, it is important to not lose nutrients in the process,” Gelski writes. Fortunately, when it comes to Sunsweet’s fruit concentrates, we retain the […]

read more

Nigella Lawson’s Bacon-Wrapped Prunes for Holiday Entertaining

December 13, 2018

In this article, The Guardian rounds up the 20 best Christmas party entertaining recipes. Soak pitted prunes in Armagnac, wrap them in pancetta, and you have British celebrity food writer Nigella Lawson’s modern answer to the classic devils on horseback appetizer. On a board, spread out a rasher of bacon and cut in half horizontally […]

read more

Prune recipes from English Food Writer Nigel Slater

December 3, 2018

“Beyond the airtight lid lie notes of licorice and vanilla, lumps of fudgy, intensely sweet dried plums to add to chocolate cakes or to serve with walnuts after dinner,” writes Nigel Slater in The Guardian. In this article, the English food writer and journalist also shares recipes with ideas for using prunes in chicken soup and […]

read more

Prunes for an Easy Party Appetizer

September 3, 2018

Bibby Gignilliat, founder of San Francisco culinary events company Parties that Cook, shares a recipe for bacon-wrapped prunes with blue cheese in the Mercury News. Get the recipe here.  

read more

UK Chocolatier Creates White Chocolate-Prune Truffles for Easter

March 29, 2018

Paul A. Young, the chocolatier behind Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates in London, developed a truffle using white chocolate, Madagascar vanilla, and prune puree to sell at his shops before Easter. According the Young, the idea behind the creation was inspired by a more traditional custard-and-prune dessert pairing. This could be good timing: Mintel reports […]

read more

Boosting Health Profiles of Snacks and Baked Goods with Fruit Ingredients

February 20, 2018

To meet consumer demand for healthier foods, snack makers and bakeries are looking to incorporate more fruit ingredients into their products, from concentrated juices to powders and dried fruit. Each fruit delivers different benefits, according to an article in British magazine Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery. Quoted in the story is Chef Peter Sidwell, founder of […]

read more

Prunes with Cardamom and Orange in the Irish Times

February 15, 2018

Carmel Somers, the chef/owner of Good Things, a cafe in Skibbereen in Ireland’s County Cork, includes a recipe for cooked prunes in a piece for the Irish Times about eating better in the new year. “I love prunes and eat them most days for breakfast when soft fruit season is over,” she says in the article. […]

read more

New British Study Confirms Eating 80 grams of Prunes Boosts Gut Health

February 2, 2018

When it comes to health and digestion, prunes are known for being a natural solution to constipation. While their laxative quality is not the only reason to eat prunes, it is one of the most important: about 14% of the global population suffers from chronic constipation. In a new study from London’s Kings College, researchers […]

read more

Prune Puree Gains Ground as a Functional Ingredient in Japan

January 11, 2018

Once used solely as a fat substitute, prune puree and other prune products are gaining greater recognition for their ability to heighten taste and improve texture. In the past year, a number of new products ranging from cookies to breads that use puree have launched in Japan. One company found success in a recipe for […]

read more