Prunes - the name of dried black plums fruit. For making prunes only ripe and soft fruits are selected, then they are blanched, cooled in running water, and dried in the steam driers. Prunes retains virtually all the nutrients that are part of fresh plums. Ready-to-use product must be black, soft to the touch and have a characteristic sweet-sour taste. Prunes has tonic properties, restores the reduced efficiency, improves the general condition of the body.