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From where do prunes come?

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The prune is a fruit that is made from a dried plum. This dried fruit offers a wide variety of health benefits.

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Prunes have the greatest antioxidant capacity of any of the fruit family. Prunes are also an excellent course of fiber and often used to help treat and ease the effects of constipation.

The most common type of prune made in the United States is the Improved French prune. Prunes are often marketed as dried plums.

Prunes are used in a variety of desserts due to their high sugar content and sweet taste. Prunes have also been used to make jerkum, which is an alcoholic cider drink.

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