A smart move for school menus, California Prunes are a healthy, natural snack and ingredient option for improving overall menu nutrition and flavour.
Energy-rich and convenient, California Prunes are packed full of fibre that makes for a convenient snack any time of the day. Prune purée can be utilised as a fat substitute and can reduce sugar in baked goods while maintaining flavour. When used in processed meats such as sausages, pre-cooked burgers, turkey patties, and meat crumbles, prunes help retain meaty juiciness and appeal.
School foodservice operators are able to utilise various prune products including whole pitted prunes, prune purée and trail mix containing prunes and other dried fruits and nuts.