Prunes

TYPES

With Stone, Stoneless, Aslock, Elliot, Unprocessed, Diced, Syrup, Paste.

VARIETIES

D'Agen, President, Prunellen, Sutter, Tulare Giant, Moyer.

SIZES

30/40, 40/50, 50/60, 70/80, 80/90, 90/100

FORMATS

5 and 10 kg boxes.

Prunes: A Sweet, Juicy History over the Centuries

Prunes, those sweet, juicy fruits that delight us with their flavour, date back to ancient times and have journeyed through different cultures. Come with us to see the history of prunes, from their humble origins to see them flourish as a delicious complement on our tables.

Roots in Central Asia: Prunes originated in the regions of Central Asia and China. It is believed that they were farmed and highly rated in those areas much before their popularity expanded to other parts of the world. Their variability in terms of shapes and flavour contributed to their early popularity.

Prunes in Antiquity: Prunes have been notably present in ancient Chinese literature, where specific varieties and farming methods are described. Their status in Chinese culture is a reflection of their symbolism, being considered beneficial for our health and they are often associated with longevity.

Journey to Europe: Prunes were introduced into Europe via the trade routes and migration processes. The Romans were fond of their taste and started to grow vast orchards. Prunes were included in the European diet in the Middle Age, and they were diversified to produce different varieties.

Prunes in America: With European exploration and colonisation, prunes were introduced to America. The settlers brought the European varieties with them, and over time some autochthonous varieties were developed. Prunes became a part of American farming and their diet.

Varieties and Different Uses: Over the centuries, many different varieties of prunes have been developed, from sweet and juicy to tangier varieties for preserves. They can be eaten fresh, dried, jam, compote, in pies and an array of other dishes.

Nutritional Value and Health: In addition to their delicious flavour, prunes are nutritionally beneficial. They are rich in fibre, antioxidants and vitamins, making them a healthy option to improve digestion and general health.

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