Prunes

DID YOU KNOW?

Prunes where brought to California after the Gold Rush thanks to Louis Pellier, a French vine grower. In 1850, Pellier began to cultivate plums near Mission San Jose. Now, prunes are an important part of the state of California’s agriculture.

RECIPES WITH Prunes

30 mins

Beginner
Roasted nuts and dried fruits, tumbled with spices. The key to this recipe is toasting the nuts well, to really bring out the rich, nutty flavours.

50 mins

Intermediate
These Prune Pecan Pie Bars are an ideal treat for any time of day! These bars are refined sugar free, sweetened naturally with dried prunes and Medjool dates.

Nut & Dried Fruit Origins

NUTS & DriED
FRUIT QUIZ

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What is the common name for dried plums?

Correct! Wrong!

Correct answer: Prunes. The freshly harvested plums, mostly belonging to the species Prunus domestica (European Plum), are dried to become into prunes or dried plums. Although all prunes are plums, not all plums are destined for prune production.

Who introduced the prune tree to France?

Correct! Wrong!

Correct answer: b) Prune trees were introduced in South West France by the Crusaders from the region of Damascus, on their return from Jerusalem in the 12th century.

Chia-Pudding

Chia pudding bowl with prunes

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