· If you have prunes that are extremely dry, soaking them in hot water for a few minutes will help to refresh them. If you are planning on cooking the prunes, soaking them in water or juice beforehand will reduce the cooking time.
· Serve stewed prunes with rosemary-scented braised lamb and enjoy this Middle Eastern inspired meal.
· Serve stewed or soaked prunes on top of pancakes and waffles.
· Combine diced dried prunes with other dried fruits and nuts to make homemade trail mix.
· Prunes make a delicious addition to poultry stuffing.
How to store prunes, sukha aloo bukhara, sukha alu bukhara
Prunes should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place where they will keep for several months. Storing them in the refrigerator will extend their freshness, allowing them to keep for about six months. Regardless of where you store them, make sure that when you open the container, you reseal it tightly to prevent the prunes from losing moisture.
Health benefits of prunes, sukha aloo bukhara, sukha alu bukhara
· Prunes have high content of unique phytonutrients called neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid. These substances found in prunes and plums are classified as phenols, and their function as antioxidants has been well documented.
· Prunes are a good source of vitamin A, dietary fiber, potassium and copper.
· Prunes are well known for their ability to prevent constipation. In addition to providing bulk and decreasing the transit time of fecal matter, thus decreasing the risk of colon cancer and haemorrhoids, prunes' insoluble fiber also provides food for the "friendly" bacteria in the large intestine.
· Because of all of these wonderful benefits to the digestive system, prunes have become a common treat of the elderly.