Plum Organics - Just Prunes Organic Baby Food - 3.5 oz (99g)
Plum Organics Just Prunes is a Stage 1 baby food for babies 4 months and up. Plum Organics Just Prunes Organic Baby Food is a 100% fruit blend that is perfect for introducing first foods to your budding eater with the purest flavors from real fruit. Using only organic fruit and nothing else, the gently cooked meals are naturally preserved in a convenient, resealable pouch thats's perfect for flexible portions.
- Unsweetened, unsalted, and no artificial ingredients
- Convenient, resealable & portable pouch for on the go feeding
- 100% BPA-free packaging & child safe, recyclable cap
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are vitamins and minerals important to my baby?
Each vitamin and mineral has different nutritional benefits for a developing child and most are obtainable through a healthy balanced diet. Vitamins and minerals at the proper levels of intake daily provide babies with the building blocks for organ, skeletal, muscle, cardiovascular and central nervous system development. Nutrients ingested through food are the most simple and natural for a growing child's system to digest, absorb and convert for growth and energy. This is why Plum Organics creates their recipes with the highest quality organic ingredients to maximize the natural nutrients found in nature.
What if my baby won’t eat something should I keep giving it to him/her?
Pushing food away or spitting it out is natural part of baby's exploration of food. Continue trying the food in daily intervals so long as it is not causing your child to be unwell or have an allergic reaction. In most cases your child will adapt to the taste and texture within this period and accept the food. It can sometimes take several weeks for a baby to accept a food. Research has shown that introducing as many different foods to your baby as early as possible, makes for less picky eaters later in life.
How much should my baby eat each day?
Every baby's needs are different and will depend primarily on their size and appetite. Developmental stages may also affect their appetite. For example, a growth spurt may mean they will want to eat greater quantities more often while teething may cause them to eat less and be pickier with food. Follow your baby's lead on how much and when they want to eat.
When is my baby ready for Plum Organics?
The typical timeframe for starting babies on solid foods is around 4-6 months of age. Signs that a child is ready to experiment with solid foods are sitting up on their own and showing an interest in food. Please consult with your pediatrician beforehand to ensure that your baby is ready.
What does it mean to be USDA Certified Organic?
Implemented in 2002, the USDA Organics certification system went through over a decade of development. For packaged foods, only products that contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients (the other 5% must come from an approved National Organic Program list) can use the seal on its packaging and must be made in facilities that are certified to meet strict USDA Organic guidelines. Certified by an independent third-party, all USDA products must show documentation that allows full traceability from the retailer shelves to the field where the organic ingredients were grown.
What does organic mean and why is it important for my baby’s health?
Organic produce is grown without the use of pesticides and minimizes the use of off-farm inputs. In general, Organic produce is also greater in nutrients because the plants are allowed to grow fully and the soil has time to regenerate - according to nature's timeframe. In many cases, organic produce had 2 to 3 times more vitamins and antioxidants than non-organic samples.
Pesticides, hormones and antibiotics can affect a baby's under-developed immune and digestive system and has been linked to developmental problems. Organic agricultural practices seek to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.
Not only is Organic safer for baby, but organic foods have been found to taste better too. Why not start your baby on the best tasting, most nutritious, safest food available?
How should I serve & store the baby food pouches?
The baby food pouches can be served at room temperature, slightly chilled, or warmed in a bowl of hot water. DO NOT microwave pouch. To serve, simply twist off the cap, squeeze into a bowl or directly onto a spoon for your little one to enjoy! The pouches can be stored in your cupboard until ready for use. Refrigeration is required upon opening and we recommend meal should be consumed within 24 hours for best quality and taste.
Are pouches safe for air travel?
Plum Organics products are indeed safe for air travel (they’ve not heard of their pouches ever bursting on the plane). In fact, one of the things that their customers love so much about their pouches is that they’re so convenient and easy to travel with. If you’re still concerned, it won’t hurt to put the pouches in a zip-lock bag.
How long are products good for after opening?
There is no need to discard open pouches after 24 hours. Refrigerated food will still be safe to consume within 2-3 days. Their 24-hour recommendation is based on optimal freshness and taste quality.
Why is their pouch considered an eco-solution?
As a Certified B-Corporation, an important goal of Plum Organics is to reduce their environmental impact through waste reduction and lessening the energy in the manufacturing and transportation of their products. They have confirmed from their supplier and several independent studies that the largest carbon footprint in the life cycle of a product actually occurs during the manufacturing and transportation process. They are happy to say that their lightweight, soft-sided pouch is 10x lighter than the traditional glass jar and cap, and requires less time & energy to produce. All of which leads to less transportation in freight, reduced greenhouse gases, and lower costs.
They continue to strive for innovative packaging and processes that are as green as they can be without jeopardizing the integrity of their ingredients and products. The packaging industry is showing progress and they all hope to get there soon!
Is packaging recyclable?
Unfortunately, the pouch is currently not recyclable because of the multi-layer of foil. However, our pouch is still considered an industry wide eco-alternative because of its lightweight and size, all of which contributes to less breakage, food waste and lighter freight. Additionally, the resealable cap is a #2 plastic so that is indeed highly recyclable and they encourage that at the very least. They are working to provide an "upcycle" solution - so please stay tuned!
What is the pouch made of?
Their pouches are made from safe materials. They are a mix of 100% BPA & phthalate free plastic and foil - a special blend that helps to naturally preserve the nutrients and retain the vibrant color & taste. The inner lining is made from a food grade polyethylene.
The Full Effect
Plum Believes every little one deserves the nutrients they need to grow into their full potential.
1 in 5 children are starving, right here in America. Not starving for calories, starving for food. Real food. Nutritious food. The kind of food every little one deserves. The result? Malnutrition. Diabetes. Obesity. Tots who can't play. Kids who can't learn. Unless we do something profound, that's 1 in 5 dreams with no place to go.
So let's do something profound.
The Full Effect is Plum's social impact program dedicated to nourishing babies and toddlers in need across America. Because when little ones are full of nutrients, they can live into their full potential, so they can have their full effect on the world. Let's feed every little one like our future depends on it, because it does.
Plum Organics Values
Plum Organics believes all babies deserve the good life. Just because those taste-buds are tiny, doesn't mean they can't detect a fresh note of basil or a hint of mint. The best way to raise a "foodie" is to set her up with the tastiest variety of foods right from the start. That's where they come in... they're here to deliver the goodness and giggles of great tasting food, one yum-filled bit at a time. Each of their recipes combine unique, flavorful, and wholesome ingredients that are perfectly balanced to deliver a nutritious and delicious bite. With minimal processing and the purest ingredients they can find, Plum products retain the highest nutrition and all the natural yumminess your little foodies deserves. So enjoy, baby... Plum's got your back.
There is nothing more pure and precious than a newborn. They come into this world bright, fresh & un-jaded by the stresses of life... and frankly, Plum Organics would like to keep them that way! They believe that the future of healthy eating begins with the very first bite so they use only the purest, freshest organic ingredients, put together with care so babies and kids can enjoy culinary delights free of pesky hormones and freakishly over engineered ingredients. Let's celebrate real food and leave the science to the scientists.
Plum Organics believes every problem deserves a creative, thoughtful solve. Have you ever just starred into a nautilus shell? If a simple little sea creature gets the luxury of such a beautifully designed home then why shouldn't we all be surrounded by just as much genius in our everyday lives. It's this passion for simple beauty that drives Plum Organics to make every experience of parenting stylish, smart and most importantly easy!
Plum Organics believes that there is always a better way. Glass jars and plastic baggies be gone! They aim to bring the convenience of portable packaging that is not only easy for parents to use, but safe for even the smallest of eaters. Their products are perfect for on-the-go, so you can get about the adventures in life with your little jet setter and know that you've always got healthy food onboard.
Plum Organic strives to have a baby-sized footprint on the earth. It is their ultimate goal to do business in the most sustainable manner, and they are always seeking out ways to do it better. They know that with creative thinking, thoughtful planning and a little help from their friends (like B Corp), they can continue to evolve the way business is conducted and products are created. They also have a passion for the well-being of children everywhere. When they say Yum For All, they mean it - so they are ever on the look out for opportunities to get their products in the hands of little ones in need of better nutrition.
About Plum Organics
Plum Organics is a group of extremely passionate people that truly love what they do and why they do it. They are parents, aunts, uncles, big brothers… tooth fairies. They are curious connoisseurs and joy seeking foodies that have come together to discover, celebrate & create all things healthy, inventive & yum. They have the utmost respect for even the tiniest of taste-buds, so they set out every day to deliver the goodness and giggles of great tasting food. Things move fast around here, but we're a nimble crew. They know that what it really takes to make a great company is a bit of determination, A LOT of laughter and maybe the occasional line dance or two!