Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mariana Pitted Dried Plums

Unsure if I had enough prunes for the next chicken recipe, I looked for some more.

These have one more ingredient, medium chain triglycerides from coconut and/or palm kernel, than the last prunes I'd picked up. I'm not sure why.

Maybe it has something to do with how much of the dietary fiber you'd absorb. This package says 40g of prunes offers 12% of your percent daily value where the other ones only offered 9%.

Or maybe it's something more practical, like these don't stick to each other or the container as much as the others did.

Another blurb from the Larousse Gastronomique:
A dried red or purple plum, which keeps for along time. The preparation of prunes has been known since Roman times. Traditionally the plums are dried in the sun, but most prunes today are prepared by progressive desiccation in the oven; there is also a technique of dehydration through immersion in hot syrup, producing Karlsbad plums with taste strongly of the fruit and are packed in wooden boxes for Christmas.
Mariani prunes, available in the produce section of Stater Bros. in a 12-oz bag for $2.99.