Sunsweet Dry Fruits note that a recent study from Tufts University in Boston "ranked the antioxidant value of commonly eaten fruits and vegetables using an analysis called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity). Prunes topped the list with more than twice the antioxidant capacity as other high-scoring fruits such as blueberries and rasins."
So you see there are compelling reasons to have a few prunes for breakfast. I'm thinking stewed prunes and custard for dinner tonight.
wholefoods.org has heaps of information and recipes.
I recently made poached pears and prunes.
- peal and halve a pear
- remove seeds etc
- place two halves and 3-4 prunes in a saucepan
- add juice (I used dark grape juice)
- cook slowly