Why Prunes?

California Prunes offer an endless array of applications whether whole, chopped & diced, as puree, paste, concentrate, juice, or powder. They offer surprising versatility as an ingredient and can go from sweet to savory. Consumers are looking for great tase and added health benefits in their food. California Prunes deliver a fresh, sweet, and smooth flavor that pairs well with a variety of flavor profiles. High in fiber and vitamin K, rich in antioxidants, and no fat, prune nutrition powers consumers throughout their daily activities.

Food Manufacturing

The California Prune industry can supply the following prune products: bulk prunes, canned prunes, diced prunes, prune bits, prune paste, prune puree, prune butter, prune juice/concentrate, and prune powder.

Be Inspired: Flavor Pairings & Cooking Tips

California Prunes taste—and pair—like no other prunes in the world. Their delectable, fresh and sweet taste and rich, smooth mouthfeel enhances savory and sweet dishes alike.

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Prune Pairings

Prunes For Schools

A smart move for school menus, California Prunes are a healthful, natural snack and ingredient option for improving overall menu nutrition and flavor.

For more information on how to incorporate California Prunes into your school foodservice, continue reading here.

For Healthcare Foodservice Professionals

California Prunes and California Prune juice have been recommended by healthcare nutritionists and nurse practitioners and served by health care foodservice professionals for decades.

To learn more about the benefits that California Prunes can provide for healthcare foodservice professional, explore here.

The Many Benefits of Prunes

California Prunes are ideal for foodservice operators of all sizes. Here are just a few reasons to choose California Prunes for menu applications:

  • Shelf-stable
  • Fresh and sweet
  • Reliable consistency
  • Rich, smooth mouthfeel
  • Enhance savory and sweet dishes
  • Umami characteristics
  • Maintains moisture in baked goods
  • Nutritious alternative to artificial ingredients
  • Excellent holding power—ideal for catering and buffet applications

Continuing Education Modules

Our Teaching Modules offer hands-on guidance on how to work with prunes as an ingredient and offer the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Hours (CEH) through the American Culinary Federation.

California Prunes Continuing Education Modules