Della Natura Organic Plums are grown in a controlled organic environment, handpicked and dried naturally.
The aroma of the California-grown Soft Organic Plums is preserved thanks to the patented “Sunsweet Pitted” pitting process.
In this process, the ends of the lined-up plums are carefully pressed, separating the plum from its pit. When the plums are pressed for a second time, the pits fall out at the other end.
The conventional “Ashlock pitting’ system removed the pits using rods. The following describes the advantages of the new system:
The patented “Sunsweet pitted” pitting system guarantees that the amount of cases in which the pit remains in the fruit is 5 times lower compared to the conventional process. “Sunsweet pitted” plums are also sealed again after the pit has been removed (the Ashlock pitting process does not do this) so that the juicy aroma and well-rounded flavour of the plums do not escape.
Our “Sunsweet pitted” Soft Organic Plums have been shown to have more fruit pulp than “Ashlock pitted” plums because in the Sunsweet system, the fruit pulp is not removed along with the pit in the conventional pitting process. This leaves a moisture content of up to 34%, which makes the plums soft and juicy.
Fibre, vitamins and minerals
Our Soft Organic Plums in concentrated form provide vitamin A, beta-carotene, minerals such as magnesium and fibre. Vitamin A and beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, belong to the group of fat-soluble vitamins. In the human body, fats support the absorption of such vitamins.
Studies have shown that twelve dried plums a day can decrease the cholesterol levels significantly in men with excessive levels of blood fat.