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Prune Fruit Spread: Homemade Natural Laxatives

You can substitute dates in place of prunes. Dates contain more fiber than prunes. 1 prune contains about .6 grams of fiber vs 1 date which contains 1.6 grams of fiber. 1 cup soft pitted prunes 1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate 1/2 tsp cinnamon Place all ingredients in blender and blend. Great with bread or crackers. It is […]

Prunes vs Plums – Are they the Same?

A prune is a dried plum. California produces more dried plums/prunes than any other part of the world. The fruit’s name was officially changed from “prunes” to “dried plums” by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001. However, many people still use the term “prune”. Prunes are generally known for being a laxative because they […]

Licorice Soaked Prunes Recipe

Licorice is known to be an effective mild laxative. It is not recommended for use by pregnant women as it may increase the risk of premature delivery. Licorice-Soaked Prunes ½ teaspoon licorice root ½ cup water 3 stewed prunes, 3 stewed figs or 2 stewed dates Make a tea by simmering the licorice in water […]