A prune is a dried plum, typically from the European plum variety known as Prunus domestica. Prunes are often consumed as a snack or used in cooking and baking. They are known for their sweet taste, chewy texture, and various health benefits. Prunes are particularly rich in fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin K and vitamin A), and minerals (such as potassium and iron). They are also well-known for their natural laxative effect due to their high content of sorbitol, a type of sugar alcohol.

In summary, prunes are:

  1. Dried plums: Specifically from the European variety of plums.
  2. Nutrient-rich: High in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  3. Health benefits: Promote digestive health and are good for overall well-being.
  4. Culinary uses: Eaten as snacks, used in desserts, stews, and savory dishes.

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