A smart move for school menus, California Prunes are a healthful, natural snack and ingredient option for improving overall menu nutrition and flavor.
Energy-rich and convenient, California Prunes are packed full of fiber that makes for a convenient, anytime snack. Prune puree is widely utilized as a fat substitute and can reduce sugar in baked goods while maintaining flavor. When used in processed meats such as sausages, precooked hamburgers, turkey patties, and meat crumbles, prunes help retain meaty juiciness and appeal.
School foodservice operators can rely on various prune products including whole pitted prunes, prune puree and trail mix containing prunes and other dried fruits and nuts. As an added value, whole prunes and prune puree are frequently distributed to schools at no cost as USDA bonus purchases. To check out the most recent bonus commodity purchases, click here.