Sunsweet Amaz!n Prunes – The Not-So-New Health Fruit!

Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes

Prune lovers of all ages are always interested in learning more about the health benefits of prunes and how to use prunes in recipes! So, we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you discover the advantages of prunes. If you don’t see your question here, be sure to send us a message. We’d love to hear from you!


Our signature, super-tasty Amaz!n Prunes are nature’s perfect way to feel good with nutrition and delicious taste. Amaz!n Prunes offer fiber from whole fruit, with only 100 calories per serving. Prunes also have a low glycemic index, which means they keep you feeling full longer. Learn more about Amaz!n Prunes. Available in a full range of convenient sizes.

Key Nutritional Benefits

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So Many Ways to Enjoy The Feel Good Fruit



  • Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Pitted Prunes

    Sunsweet® Amaz!n
    Pitted Prunes

    3g fiber 100 calories Low glycemic index
  • Sunsweet® Ones

    3g fiber 100 calories per 5 Ones Perfect for on-the-go Available in 6oz and 12 oz sizes
  • Sunsweet® D’Noir™ Prunes

    Sunsweet® D’Noir™
    Prunes

    3g fiber 100 calories Preservative free More moist and tender
  • Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Prune Fruit Packs

    Sunsweet® Amaz!n
    Prune Fruit Packs

    3g fiber 60 calories per pack Perfect for on-the-go
Prunes are a great addtion to any meal

Questions about the health benefits of prunes? We’ve got all the answers.

  • What are prunes?

    Surprisingly, this is a very popular question. Prunes are dried plums! They are a good source of fiber, low on the glycemic index, and support bone health. It’s no wonder prunes are so popular among people of all ages.

    But not every plum can be a prune. The key to Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes is that we harvest a very special variety of plums at peak ripeness! This ensures the ideal balance of fresh flavor, juiciness, and nutrients are all preserved. Vitamins and minerals are sealed in with our unique drying process so you get the incredible nutritional benefits of prunes along with their delicious, fresh flavor.

  • Is it called a dried prune or dried plum?

    Just as there are many ways to enjoy prunes, there are many names for them too. Most people simply say “prunes” but they are also referred to as dried plums or dried prunes too. We’re, of course, team “prune.”

  • What are the health benefits of prunes?

    Prunes can contribute to good health in so many ways! In fact, adding a serving of prunes is a healthy part of a balanced daily diet. Here are some of the top benefits of prunes:

    • Prunes are low on the glycemic index at just 291 which means they raise the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood slowly, to help avoid spikes in your blood sugar levels and keep your appetite at bay.
    • Prunes contain the mineral boron, which can aid in bone health and help with osteoporosis 2.
    • Prunes contain potassium, an important mineral that ensures proper functioning of the heart and nerve responses throughout the body.
    • Prunes contain vitamin A, which is essential for healthy vision.
    • Prunes contain manganese, iron, and plant phenolics, which may help protect the cell membranes from free radical damage.
    • Prunes are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Plus, they are a trusted way to support the digestive tract.
  • Can you explain more about the advantages of prunes for bone health?

    Numerous studies show that prunes support bone health in postmenopausal women. Prunes contain micronutrients including potassium - a mineral associated with a decreased risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. Prunes also contain magnesium, which is important for bone structure, and vitamin K, which plays an important role in bone mineralization. Additionally, prunes are filled with plant-based compounds called polyphenols, which promote bone health by reducing bone mineral loss.

  • Are Sunsweet prunes a good snack to enjoy if I’m on a diet?

    Studies have shown that there are many advantages of eating prunes compared to other snack foods. Prunes have been known to help lower blood glucose levels, increase satiety, and suppress hunger. At only 100 calories per serving (40 grams or about 4 whole prunes), prunes contain 3 grams of dietary fiber and no fat. Additionally, prunes have a low glycemic index of only 29, which means they raise the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood slowly. This helps to avoid spikes in your blood sugar levels and can help keep your appetite at bay. Please check with your doctor before making any dietary changes.

  • Are Sunsweet prunes gluten free? Are they suitable for celiacs?

    Prunes are a naturally gluten-free food. A serving of prunes may be enjoyed as part of a restricted or gluten free diet similar as those that help control celiac disease. You may even want to try pureed prunes when baking. They can help aid in moisture retention for gluten-free baked goods and aid as a fat replacer. But since we are in the business of making delicious prunes and aren’t medical professionals, you’ll want to speak to your doctor before making any dietary changes.

  • Can you bake with prunes?

    Absolutely! Prunes are extremely versatile and there are several ways to enjoy them beyond simply snacking. When used as an ingredient, dried plums are good for everything from baked goods to hearty salads. They can act as a sugar-replacement when pureed and also help make cakes and breads extra moist! We encourage you to try some of our delicious prune recipes on our RECIPES PAGE (LINK).

  • Do Sunsweet prunes contain added sugar?

    Nothing but delicious and nutritious prunes here! Our prunes contain only naturally occurring sugars, with no added sugar, ever.

  • Are Sunsweet prunes a good snack for diabetics?

    Prunes have a low glycemic index of only 29! They raise the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood slowly, which helps avoid spikes in your blood sugar levels and, along with fiber, can help keep your appetite at bay. Please check with your doctor before making any dietary changes.

  • Are there any allergens or traces of allergens in Sunsweet prunes?

    Sunsweet prunes are free of allergens, including nut allergens, and free of cross-contamination of allergens.

  • Will my kids like prunes?

    It’s worth a try! Not only are they naturally sweet and delicious, but with all the health benefits of prunes, they are a great snack for all ages. Move over artificial fruit gummies, there’s a tastier (and healthier!) snack in town.

  • Are Sunsweet prunes GMO-free (Genetically Modified Organism-free)?

    Yes, rest assured, Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes never use genetically modified varieties or ingredients.

  • Can you explain prunes and digestive heath?3

    Prunes contain soluble and insoluble fiber. These components work together to provide benefits for a healthier digestive tract.

  • How many prunes should I eat a day?

    A serving size is 5 prunes or 1.5oz. Most people do not experience stomach upset with one serving of prunes a day or throughout the day. If you aren’t currently getting much fiber in your diet, you may want to start with 1 or 2 per eating occasion and work your way up to 5 per day for the best health benefits. Studies have shown that eating 9-10 prunes per day does not cause digestive problems and can in fact promote bone health. (study reference – Dr. Arjmandi prune & bone health study4).

  • How to Use & Serving Suggestions

    Because of the incredible nutritional advantages of prunes listed above, Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes are an incredibly beneficial addition to your daily diet. And the best part? Working in your daily serving of prunes is easy!

    • Enjoy the benefits of prunes on the go by packing them in your gym bag or purse.
    • Add them to lunch boxes
    • Toss them in a salad
    • Try baking with them to make cakes and breads extra moist
    • Add them to your morning oatmeal
    • Mix them with nuts, sunflower seeds, dark chocolate, and granola for a tasty trail mix
    • Blend them into your smoothie

    See more prune recipes here!

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Prune Apple Betty

Enjoy all the health benefits of prunes in this easy and comforting classic recipe. Serve warm à la mode ode for dessert or you can grab & go for the perfect breakfast. Either way, you’ll get all the health benefits of eating prunes in one of the tastiest ways possible!


Ingredients

  • 4 cups of sliced cooking apples, peeled
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup Sunsweet® Prune Juice or PlumSmart®
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Sunsweet® Pitted Amaz!n Prunes
  • 3 oz Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prune Juice
  • 3 oz unsweetened cold brew coffee
    (see directions below or buy pre-made)
  • 2 oz unsweetened plant milk
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F and butter a 1 ½ to 2 quart shallow baking dish. Mix apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Mix breadcrumbs and butter in another bowl. Place ⅓ of the buttered crumbs in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with ½ of the apples and prunes. Repeat layers, finishing with a layer of crumbs. Combine prune and lemon juice and pour all over. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 minutes or more. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 6 servings.


Nutritional Information

  • Total Servings 6
  • Serving Size
  • Calories per serving 250
  • Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 115mg
  • Carbohydrates 47g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 35g
  • Protein 1g
  • Total Servings 1
  • Serving Size 8oz
  • Calories per serving 80
  • Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Carbohydrates 16g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 1g


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