Organic
Agen prunes

Cultivating organic Ente plums

Organic farming involves the application of agricultural techniques which respect the environment and the welfare of animals.
Organic farming involves the application of agricultural techniques which respect the environment and the welfare of animals. Every organic company and farmer must adhere to a set of European organic regulations which specify the rules they have to follow.

These are inspected at least once every year.

In terms of plum farming, these practices are based around :
Careful observation of the orchard, enabling farmers to treat the trees at the right time with organic-certified products. Plum farmers are not permitted to use synthetic chemicals ;
Preservation and development of bio-diversity within the orchards to promote the appearance of natural predators ;
Preservation and enrichment of the soil using organic matter

Turning organic plums into organic prunes

1. Drying : This operation consists of drying the harvested plums in a dehydrator set to 70-80°C. getrocknet.
2. Sorting : The fruit is sorted after the drying process in order to remove any damaged or poorly dried plums.
3. Storage : Once dried and sorted, the prunes are stored away from light and at a constant temperature.
4. Rehydration : The prunes, which have been reduced to a water content of 23%, are rehydrated in water to give them a soft, supple texture.
5. Packaging: Once rehydrated and ready to eat, the prunes are graded and packed in a range of different bags and boxes. They are then pasteurised to ensure a good shelf life.

Organic regulations guarantee that there are no artificial colourings or preservatives in these products.
Dynamic production
In France, the total surface areadedicated to organic Ente plum trees (and those currently being converted to organic) is 1243 hectares. This is equivalent to 10 % of the total French orchard area, and 96 % of this is located in the IGP-protected Agen plum production area.

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Organic prunes, in all their glory

Organic prunes are a delicious, high-quality treat at any time of day! They’re the perfect snack and a secret weapon for some of the greatest chefs in the country.
Use them in sauces, creams, with chocolate, stuffed, in syrup or as a purée...

with prunes, the sky’s the limit! !

You can find these little beauties in organic grocers’, at your local market, on site from the producers and even in the organic section of large supermarkets.

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