Where Do Plums Come From? The plum tree, which bears plum fruits, has been one of the first plants domesticated by our ancestors. People have been growing various varieties of plums all over the world for millennia and archeologists have found the pits that data back as far as 6000 years. Organic Dried Plums from Food To Live allow you to partake in the time-honored tradition of enjoying this incredible fruit in various sweet and savory dishes. Over 40% of the dried plums available on the world market today come from California, where the climate is perfect for cultivating amazingly delicious plum species. Food To Live Dried Plum: Benefit of Organic Product Organic Dried Plums from Food To Live are a safe top-quality product free of any harmful contaminants. They are grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers that poison the soil. We make sure that our dried plums are nutritious and safe. This fruit poses a minimal risk of allergy, which means that even babies can enjoy it. Are Dried Plums Prunes? Don’t get confused when you see terms ‘dried plums’ and ‘prunes’. Those products are basically the same thing, so the terms are often used interchangeably. The trick here is that all types of dried plums used to be called prunes, and this name is still the most popular option in Europe and Asia. However, it has fallen out of favor in the US, because marketing studies showed that a major group of consumers (women, age 25-54) has a subconscious negative reaction to the word. Therefore, the term ‘dried plum’ is the more common in America and it’s gradually winning the leading position in the world. There is also a consideration of the plum species. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.