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prune

(prūn),
The dried ripe fruit of Prunus domestica (family Rosaceae), a tree cultivated in warm, temperate regions; a food with laxative properties.

prune

(proon) [L. pruna]
A dried plum, rich in carbohydrate, potassium, and iron, that contains dihydroxyphenyl isatin, a laxative. Regular consumption may lead to dependence on its laxative properties.
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Results showed that the dried plum diet increased Bacteroidetes and reduced Firmicutes -- the two major phyla of bacteria in the gut -- in the distal colon without affecting the proportions found in the proximal colon.
Recent research conducted at the University of Arkansas has shown that adding dried plum can be a good substitute for the phosphates currently used in processing poultry.
The group's research, "Comparative Effects of Dried Plum and Dried Apple on Bone in Post Menopausal Women," was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
California Dried Plum Board (CDPB): The CDPB represents 900 dried plum growers and 20 dried plum packers under the authority of the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture.
Among the nutritional factors, dried plum or prunes (Prunus domestica L.
For those who are wary of dried plums' laxative effect, it may be helpful to know that a 6-month preliminary study indicates that 50 grams/day of dried plum (about 6-7 prunes) may be as beneficial as 100 grams (FASEB Journal; April 2014).
Effects of low dose dried plum (50g) on bone mineral density and bone biomarkers in older postmenopausal women.
The Ambassador said India holds the annual festival of fruits called Diwali, where the dried plum from Aksy is exhibited as well, after it became popular in India.
California leads the way in terms of quality because of its rich valley soil, long warm growing season, abundant supply of irrigation water and modern agricultural practices, according to Richard Peterson, executive director at the California Dried Plum Board.
The addition of dried plum mixtures can control foodborne pathogens in uncooked meat products.
Last year the same researchers reported on the carbohydrate profile of plums and prunes, with funding from the California Dried Plum Board.
In the plant's dried plum processing operation, the temperature logger is fed through a steam blancher with the fruit on a continuous-feed system, where it monitors peak temperatures for 15-30 minute intervals, depending on the characteristics of the raw plums.