YUBA CITY, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 17, family, friends and Sunsweet fans gathered to celebrate Sunsweet's 100 Year Anniversary at the 2017 Summer Stroll in Yuba City, California. During the community event, Sunsweet invited local restaurants to create new recipes featuring Amaz!n Prunes. Nearly a dozen recipes were featured, including savory and sweet recipes, with two local establishments receiving top honors- Sopa Thai Cuisine and Cilantro's.
Sopa Thai Cuisine's Pineapple Prune Shrimp Fried Rice was the winner of the "Savory" category. Located in the heart of Yuba City, Sopa Thai Cuisine specializes in homemade Thai cuisine. With a combination of traditional and modern cooking inspired by different regions, they specialize in dishes such as; tom kah soup, crab fried rice and mango curry.
Taking first place in the "Sweet" category was Cilantro's Sugar Cookie Prune Custard Tart. Also located in downtown Yuba City, Cilantro's specializes in Mexican cuisine and seafood dishes including blackened tilapia, salmon fajitas and Flautas. Cilantro's also offers catering for weddings and parties.
Other recipe entries included:
- Stephens Farmhouse -- Big Oatmeal Cookie
- Linda's Soda Bar – Amaz!n Orange Scones
- Sawyer's Sweet Spot -- Plum Almond Ice Cream
- Cilantro's -- Baby Back Ribs
- The Happy Viking -- Plum Diddlyumptious Wings
- Sawyer's Sweet Spot – Chocolate Covered Prune Caramel Pecans
"The Sunsweet family is always thankful for community members who gather to support Sunsweet in the Yuba-Sutter area, the location of our international headquarters," said Jeff McLemore, Vice President of North America Marketing for Sunsweet. "Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate 100 years of delicious prune making and congratulations to all the outstanding chefs for their inspired prune focused dishes."
Founded in 1917 as the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association and later changing its name to Sunsweet Growers Inc., today Sunsweet is a leader in providing prunes to 25 percent of the global market. Sunsweet Amaz!n Prunes are an all-natural source of fiber, with 3g of fiber per serving, and only 100 calories. In fact, research shows that eating 5 to 6 prunes a day can help maintain bone mineral density in women. Prunes contain potassium, magnesium and vitamin K, all of which play a vital role in bone health.
All Sunsweet dried fruit products are available nationwide in grocery stores, in the dried fruit aisle or baking aisle.
Sunsweet Growers is a grower owned Prune Cooperative based in Yuba City, CA. For 100 years we have been committed to providing the highest quality products around the globe. Sunsweet strives to help make it easy to for consumers to make healthy choices by offering a full range of delicious dried fruit and juices. Sunsweet Amaz!n Prunes and Prune Juice are favorites around the world providing the nutrition you need, to keep your body feeling good and energized. Enjoy The Feel Good Fruit! For more on Sunsweet products, visit www.sunsweet.com.
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