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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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A study by the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society tested 100 overweight and obese low fibre consumers whether eating prunes as part of a weight loss diet helped or hindered weight control over a 12-week period, examining if they could tolerate eating substantial numbers of prunes in their diet, and if it had a beneficial effect on appetite, Deccan Chronicle reports.
Paul, who is acclaimed for his unusual and indulgent use of ingredients and his on-going passion to create everything by hand, launched the California Prune and Pecan Praline Blondie at the high profile consumer Cake and Bake Show in Manchester, demonstrating the recipe in the show's main theatre in April.
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The California Prune Board is running activities for Sport Relief, including school fundraising activity and a sampling campaign at 250 Sainsbury's Sport Miles.
To avoid this unsightly, counterproductive reactionary growth, it's necessary to prune trees using lateral-reduction cuts.
I have heard from some gardeners that it is hard for them to prune without the foliage because they cannot picture how the tree will look without the leaves.
A Blackcurrants flower on two-year-old wood so if you prune them now you will cut off all the flowers and berries.
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