Common in Central and South America, the ciruela is a tropical cousin to the common purple plums. It grows on deciduous trees in tropical climates that can reach heights of 30-40 feet. While the tree may be tall, the ciruela plum is only about 2” long. The color can range from a golden yellow to a deep purple red. In the tropics, it is often eaten fresh with sea salt to help quench thirst.
The ciruela plum has all the flavor of the common plums, but packs a bit more punch. It’s great for brewing fruited sours and other beverages as it is naturally tart and a little astringent.
Plum Aseptic Puree Specifications
Scientific name: Spondias purpurea
Otherwise known as: Ciruela, Jocote, Spanish Plum
Flavor Profile: Tart, earthy, mildly astringent, with a soft sweetness
Pulp Color: light yellow-beige
Ingredients: Plum puree, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Shelf Life: 18 month from the date of manufacture as long as packaging remains unopened. Store away from sunlight and below 77° F. Once opened, they can be refrigerated for up to 10 days, or frozen for the remainder of the shelf-life.
Beverage Uses: homebrewing, microbrewing, nanobrewing, craft brewing, fruited beers, fruited sours, cocktails, juices, seltzers, ciders, kombucha, mead, tea
Food Uses: baking pastries, ice cream, gelatos, sorbets, frozen desserts, yogurt, sauces, preserves
The Fierce Fruit Advantage:
Our purees are all natural with no sugar added. They are made from non-GMO fruit, pasteurized, gluten-free, vegan, and certified Kosher. Free of common allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and soy.
Our high-barrier aseptic packaging ensures a completely sterile, bacteria-free puree, while maintaining the natural flavor and freshness of the fruit over a long shelf-life. Our purees are fresh (not frozen) and ready to use.
Shipping: Ships in 1 to 3 business days.