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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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Comment: In previous research, a diet containing 5% dried plums by weight prevented bone loss in ovariectomized rats.
Dried plums, common salt, vegetable oil, red chilly powder, ingredients for spice mix, onion, ginger and garlic were procured from the local market of Hyderabad.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer, researchers report.
"Over my career, I have tested numerous fruits--including figs, dates, strawberries and raisins--and none of them come anywhere close to having the effect on bone density that dried plums, or prunes, have," said Bahram H.
The results of this effort underscore the efficacy of dried plums to naturally bind moisture in animal proteins.
"Our steam tunnel runs at 210[degrees]F and we want to better understand these temperature conditions to see if there are correlations of improved pitting and moistures for all dried plum sizes," explains Creasy.
But this approach may be applicable at the product development and processing level, where you would use dried plum extract.
The prune's dowdy image was the pits for the California Prune Board, which was not lax in seeking FDA permission to rename its product "dried plums." The new "California Dried Plum Board" concluded that young consumers like "dried plums" better than "prunes." New packaging will phase in the change (but prune juice will not be dubbed "dried plum juice").
FRUIT growers are trying to make the prune more popular by changing its name to the 'dried plum'.
This delicious soup is traditionally made of chickpeas soaked in water overnight, lamb, onion, saffron, chestnut, dried plum and sheep tail fat.
That must have cheered the folks at the California Dried Plum Board, which funded the study.
A trial was designed involving one-hundred sixty qualified postmenopausal from the greater Tallahassee, FL, area during 2007-2009 who were randomly assigned to one of two groups: dried apple (75 g/day) or dried plum (comparative control).