Damson plum fruit is dried varieties "Prune". Used for drying ripe, fleshy fruit with a free bone separated from the pulp containing at least 10% of sugars and not more than 1.2% acid. Fruit previously blanched, treated with boiling water, then they are cooled in running water, and dried in a steamoven 8-10 hours at a temperature of 80 ° C. Glossing prunes after cooling treated with glycerine and sorting.
Common dried fruit, known for its beneficial qualities. Prunes normalizes the gastrointestinal tract, normalizes blood pressure. Recommended for people suffering from vascular dystonia, beriberi. Prunes are used both separately and in combination with other dried fruits and nuts. Ways to use this product in various dishes are innumerable.
Major manufacturers Prune:
Argentina, USA, Chile, France,
Yugoslavia, Spain, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan.
California farmers call their plum "D'Azhen," arguing that the homeland of these fruits - France. Stating this, they recognize that the French plums best in the world. In France, the climate and soil are such that they grow plums highest quality. That Frenchman Louis Peler in 1865 introduced America plums. Currently, the largest producer of plums is America, second place is France, in third place - Yugoslavia. Chile and Argentina also grows, and export volumes already quite notable harvest.
Tens of thousands of trees in spring blossom transformed into white sea, but only for one week. Plum needs good care during the period from 2 to 6 years. By this age the trees reach a height of 4-5 meters and annually bring 70 to 140 kg of plums. Today harvest plums by using technology. 4-5 kilograms of plums obtained one kilogram of dried prunes.
Prunes, as well as raisins, has a high popularity rating of dried fruit and is in great demand due to its nutritional value and taste. Prune varieties containing high moisture process cheaper than prune varieties with less high humidity. If the percentage of moisture prunes exceeds 25%, the treated sorbic acid is a natural preservative that is fully absorbed by the human body. Its processed into paste, cut into pieces and canned in syrup make plum juice. Also from his prepared jams, jellies and marmalades.
Prunes - one of the most nutritious and healthy fruit, well stored and transported. It is useful to all, both children and adults: promote the growth of the child's body, and have a strengthening effect on adults.