“I received free samples of California Dried Plums mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Dried Plum Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
How exciting and appropriate that as I’m about to travel to California for the first time I am sharing a recipe with California Dried Plums!? Awesome, right!?
Anyways…. Dried plums are a nutritional powerhouse- each serving (4-5 plums) is 100 calories, 3g of fiber, 293 mg of potassium, 16 mg of magnesium and more vitamin K than any other fresh or dried fruit. Dried plums also help support healthy bones! Did you know May is National Osteoporosis Month? When most people think of bone health they think of calcium and vitamin D…. and when you think of these nutrients one of the first foods you think of is milk and other dairy products. Well my friend, you are overlooking the brilliance of California dried plums. Recent studies show that eating 2 servings of dried plums a day over the course of a year, was associated with increased bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. Dried plums can used to reduce sugar in recipes, as well as replace fats or oils. I personally love using fruit as a natural sweetener- I was inspired by so many ideas for this prompt but I decided to go a more savory route. The dried plums are both used in the sauce and they were so delicious, I chopped some up to add to the salad base. Plum Perfection.
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