Prunes are dried plums and are packed with health benefits, not only are they good for your health but they are so versatile in cooking too.
They are usually sold as dried fruit. Fresh plums that are marketed as "prunes" have an oval shape and a more easily removed pit. The dried fruit is wrinkly in texture, and chewy on the inside. Prunes are used in cooking both sweet and savory dishes. Prunes have also been included in other holiday dishes, such as stuffing, cake, and to make sugar plums.