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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.
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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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"(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.
"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.
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