Although most of the vitamin c in plums is destroyed during the drying process prunes contain significantly higher concentrations of most of the other nutrients found in the fresh fruit. In general use a plum is the fresh fruit.
How to prune plum trees.
Pictures of prunes and plums. Although they are somewhat similar looking dates and prunes are actually completely different fruits. They constitute an important part of the mediterranean diet either dried or fresh. Plum trees need to be pruned once a year so that theyll retain a healthy shape and produce abundant fruit.
The timing is important since pruning at the wrong time of year can expose the tree to disease. Plums can be broken out into two big groups. Prune may also be a different fruit separate from the plum.
A prune is a dried plum usually the european variety of plum. The dried prunes from japanese plums are quite different in taste from what most people in the us think of as plums. Originally from the middle east and western asia they are now grown in temperate climates around the world.
Figs are the fruit of the ficus tree that is part of the mulberry family. This has nearly always been the case. For example italian prunes are grown as prunes and dried for packaging.
Meet the dried plum all crinkled and wrinkly this unassuming fruit is surprisingly packed with fiber and a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals including potassium iron and retinol. A prune is the dried plum. Plums of the japanese type are usually eaten fresh but if they are dried they are dried plums not prunes.
Prunes are rich in vitamin k and contain beta carotene. The taste and the appearance. If you ever ate or seen prunes and plums then you already know a difference between the two off the rip.
Dates are their own species of dried fruit that grow on trees while prunes are actually plums that have been dried. They come from completely different plants have different flavor profiles and slightly different nutritional properties. However not all plum varieties can be dried to make prunes.
They are usually not partially reconstituted as are prunes after the drying process. A prune can refer to any variety of plum cultivars. They are known for being sweet like grapes and raisinsthe process of a plum becoming a prune is similar to how a grape becomes a raisin but there are a few differences.
They contain many vitamins and minerals in addition to fiber and antioxidants that may help reduce your risk of several. Each prune approx 95 g offers about 23 kcal and 07 g of fiber. Plums are extremely nutritious with a variety of health benefits to offer.
One cup of pitted prunes provides 129 percent 36 percent 27 percent and 9 percent of the daily recommendations for vitamin k potassium vitamin a and iron. European or italian plums which are sometimes labeled fresh prunes since they are the variety dried and sold as prunes have more of an oblong shape. Japanese plums which are fairly round and european plums which have more of an oblong shape.