Prunes are dried plum fruits made by drying fresh plums. This process removes water from the plums while preserving their beneficial nutrients. Prunes are known for their rich flavor and variations in texture, depending on their size and type. They can be sweet, neutral, or even savory, adding versatility to culinary applications.
These dried fruits are an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin K, and other beneficial compounds. They are also known for their simplicity in preparation and long shelf life, making them a great snack or ingredient for many culinary dishes. Prunes can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, added to salads, smoothies, baked goods, and used in confectionery products, including cookies, cakes, and sweets. They contribute natural sweetness and texture to dishes, making them delicious and nutritious.