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Also Known As : Dried plumps, Alu Bukhara
Technical Name : Prunus domestica


Taste Profile

They have sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Prunes are used in preparation of both sweet and savory dishes.
  2. They can be used for making sauces and compotes.

Common names and forms

  1. Dried Pitted Prunes
  2. Dried Plums
  3. Pitted California Prunes
  4. Pitted California Prunes (Dried Plums)
  5. Pitted Prunes


Prunes is a dried plum having dark color and wrinkled appearance. It is capable of drying without fermentation. Prunes are generally oval in shape. When prunes are added to puddings, it make them delicious and even it work well with  meat in stews.

Health benefits

  • These are highly nutritious, as they are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • High amount of fiber present in it relieves constipation.
  • They are rich in antioxidants that help in reducing heart diseases and diabetes.
  • It helps to control blood sugar levels.
  • It has reduced the risk of bone diseases.
  • It helps in controlling the bad cholesterol. (1)

Selection Guide

Choose prunes that have dark bluish black skin and are blemsih free.


They contains high indigestable fiber that can cause diarrhea. Excessive consumption of prunes cause weight gain, intestinal gad and bloating, as sugars and carbohydrates do not breakup easily in digestive tract. (2)

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