I love fruit. I prefer fresh fruit when it’s in season, but when options are limited (like winter in New York), I count on dried fruit to help me reach my three servings of fruit per day. I love dried cranberries and golden raisins. And now I have a new dried fruit to add to the mix – Plum Amazins! Thanks to the folks at Sunsweet (and their Amazin care package!) I had the opportunity to taste these tiny pieces of dried plums and they are definitely Nutritioulicious!
While they taste very similar to dried cranberries and raisins, they’re nutrition facts are slightly different. According to Sunsweet, compared to the same serving size of dried cranberries and raisins, Plum Amazins have about 50% more fiber, 45% less sugar, 19% fewer calories, and higher amounts of antioxidants. Here are the nutrition facts for you to compare:
Plum Amazins (40 g serving): 100 calories, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 1 g protein, 290 mg potassium
Dried Cranberries (40 g): 140 calories, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g sugar, 0 g protein, 25 mg potassium
Raisins (40 g): 120 calories, 32 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 24 g sugar, 1 g protein, 300 mg potassium
Like other dried fruit, Plum Amazins are great sprinkled on salads, yogurt, and cereal. They’re also a tasty addition to a trail mix of other dried fruit and nuts. You can also add them to cookies and other baked goods.
Have you tried Plum Amazins yet?
Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote this product. All opinions are my own.
P.S. So many of you have asked where you can find Plum Amazins. Look for them in a canister (as in the picture above) in supermarkets, or you can buy them from the Sunsweet store.