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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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Place one or two of the prunes in the base of eight small glasses and pour over the caramel cream.
Results showed that members of the group which ate prunes as part of a healthy life-style diet lost 2kg in weight and shed 2.
Paul always produces the most wonderful California Prune recipes and his pairing of ingredients and the rich and intense flavours he uses always compliments the prunes exceptionally well and also shows off their fantastic versatility as an ingredient.
Half the world's prune supply is from the US state, with Argentina, Chile and France the other major producers.
It) decreases the risk in farming grapes," he says, "the risk being that you set most of the decisions on the crop size when you prune the grapes.
To promote fastest total tree growth and keep sprouting to a minimum, prune frequently and at regular intervals.
Snacking on prunes make good sense, as they offer a rich source of fibre and are low in fat and cholesterol.
Scientists at Boston's Tufts University found that prunes came out on top in tests for oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC).
The antioxidant level for prunes is 5,770 per 100 grams, compared with 2,830 for raisins, 949 for plums and 670 for cherries.
LOS ANGELES -- Oprah may have just given away over 270 new cars to her stunned studio audience, but in the early 60s, on TV talkshow legend Steve Allen's shows, his audiences received boxes of prunes, bags of pretzels or even boxes of Mrs.