View Full Version : Fresh/Dried Prune Questions~
09-25-2007, 05:42 AM
I've been reading about the benefits of prunes for not only digestion but blood pressure and other things but HATE the taste of dried prunes, so...I was wondering...
1. Are dried prunes made from italian prune plums?
2. Wouldn't you get just as much or more benefit from them fresh than dried?
Thanks in advance~:)
09-25-2007, 08:56 AM
MORE benefit from fresh.
As someone who sometimes dries their own fruit and veg, when you see how long it takes to dry them under the critical temp, you soon realize that most commercially purchased dried fruits are NOT raw.
GlimR, it may help you to know that I froze a bunch last year, (sucked out the air with a straw, in bags) and they were awesome, relatively speaking of course as far as things come out the freezer a little different.
so with them being in season, you might try to hit a farmers market, buy yourself a huge basket and freeze them up. I just removed the pits before freezing.
YUM, fresh prune plums, I haven't got any yet, those and Concord grapes are two faves for late summer/early fall!!
09-25-2007, 10:57 AM
Thanks so much for the post exurb!!:) :)
They are so cheap right now and I love them fresh. I never thought of freezing them, what a great idea. I dried some last week that I sliced into maybe 6 slices/plum and then made the plum hoisin sauce from raw food/real world and that was delicious...great on sliced and shredded asst. beggies...sort of an oriental slaw. I am going to dry some more slices for that so I can have some thru the winter. Will have to get abunch this coming weekend. Am going to the farmer's market in Daytona.
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