Happy Four Prunes Day!

Diatomaceous Earth as a Filter Aid for Juices


Four Prunes Day—as the name suggests—is a day to celebrate the wonderful health benefits of dried plums. Eat them plain, add prunes to a recipe, or drink them in juice-form to get a healthy percentage of your daily fiber. At Dicalite, we are partial to prune juice, as diatomaceous earth filtration help create that final, delicious product.

There are many reasons why diatomaceous earth is an ideal filter for consumable liquids:

Small Particle Size

Diatomaceous earth has a small particle size, so many diatoms are needed to create a filter. This creates a complex maze that’s easy for liquid to navigate through but difficult for unwanted particles.

High Porosity

The high porosity of diatomaceous earth ensures liquids filter through quickly and efficiently while leaving behind particles that give juices a cloudy appearance. Plus, it’s lightweight, making it easier to work with.

Crystalline Structure

Diatomite consists of billions of minute silica frameworks. The small size of the open pores gives diatomite excellent particulate holding and removal properties for filtration.

Naturally Occurring

When you use diatomaceous earth as a filter aid, no chemicals are required. It is a naturally occurring fossilized remains of diatoms—single-celled aquatic algae. And because it’s inorganic, you don’t have to worry about issues like mold or decay.

Whether you are already a prune-lover, or you’re willing to give them a shot, be sure to celebrate and get in your four prunes today!

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