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A prune is the dried fruit of the Prunus domestica or European Plum. In the USA it is increasingly known as the dried plum.
Plums may be one of the first fruits domesticated by humans. Three of the most abundant cultivars are only found around human settlements: Prunus domestica has been traced to East European and Caucasian mountains. Plum remains have been found in Neolithicage archaeological sites along with olives, grapes and figs
Dates are the fruit of the Phoenix dactylifera (date palm) which can grow to 20-25 metres high.
Dates have been cultivated for thousands of years – a staple of the Middle East and the Indus Valley (now Pakistan). They are believed to have originated in Iraq as early as 4000 BCE, although archaeological evidence shows date cultivation in eastern Arabia in 6000 BCE. The Ancient Egyptians ate the fruit and made date wine. There is also evidence of date cultivation in Mehrgarh a Neolithic civilization in western Pakistan, around 7000 BCE.
The fruit’s English name comes from the Greek word for “finger,” dáktulos, because of the fruit’s elongated shape
What’s the difference between Sultanas, Raisins and Currants?
- Raisins are dried white grapes usually of the variety ‘Muscatel’. The main producers are the USA, Turkey, Greece and Australia.
- Sultanas are small raisins. They are seedless, sweet, pale golden in colour and come mainly from Turkey.
- Currants are dried, black, seedless grapes originally produced in Greece. They were known as ‘raisins of the sun’.
source: Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew
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