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National Prune Day

Don't let National Prune Day pass you by - indulge in some delicious prune treats and reap the health benefits of this often overlooked fruit!
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June 15
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Get ready to celebrate the surprisingly tasty and nutritious fruit on National Prune Day on June 15! Often overlooked, prunes have a long history dating back to ancient times when they were considered a delicacy and were even used as a form of currency. Today, prunes are known for their high fiber content and numerous health benefits, making them a favorite among health-conscious individuals. So why not take this day to try out some delicious prune recipes or simply enjoy these dried plums as a healthy snack? Let's give prunes the recognition they deserve on this special day!

History of National Prune Day

National Prune Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prunes in California</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spanish missionaries introduced prunes to California in the 18th century, which escalated to prune farms being established in the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prune Farming Grows</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 19th century, prune farming increased in California, becoming a major agricultural industry in the state.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nutritional Discoveries</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the early 20th century, prunes were discovered to be rich in fiber and nutrients, making them popular among health-conscious individuals.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Prune Juice</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prune juice was created and patented by Sunsweet Growers, expanding the fruit's use beyond just a dried snack.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>FDA Health Claim</div><div class='timeline-text'>The US Food and Drug Administration approved the health claim that eating prunes assists bowel regularity, boosting their health-associated reputation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Prune Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The celebration of National Prune Day began, a day dedicated to appreciating the health benefits and versatility of prunes.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Prune Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake prune treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and bake some delicious prune treats! From prune brownies to prune muffins, there are plenty of tasty recipes to try out and celebrate National Prune Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create prune-inspired cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up some tasty drinks using prunes as a main ingredient! From prunetinis to prune margaritas, there are endless possibilities for delicious prune cocktails.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a prune-themed dinner party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a prune-themed dinner party! Serve dishes that incorporate prunes and have fun with decorations and activities related to this unique fruit.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a prune-themed picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take advantage of the nice weather and have a prune-themed picnic! Pack some prune snacks and dishes to enjoy while you soak up the sun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a prune recipe swap</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get together with friends and swap your favorite prune recipes! This is a great way to discover new ways to incorporate prunes into your meals and celebrate National Prune Day together.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Prune Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Prunes are delicious and healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Prune Day is a great time to indulge in this tasty and nutritious fruit. Prunes are not only sweet and satisfying, but also high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They make a great snack or can be added to a variety of dishes for extra flavor and nutrition.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Prunes have many health benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In addition to being rich in dietary fiber, prunes also contain antioxidants that help protect against chronic diseases. They have also been linked to improved digestion, bone health, and heart health. So go ahead and enjoy some prunes on National Prune Day - your body will thank you!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Prunes are versatile in the kitchen</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You may think of prunes only as a dried fruit snack, but they can be used in so many different ways! From savory dishes like stews and braises to sweet treats like baked goods and compotes, prunes add a unique and delicious flavor. Get creative in the kitchen on National Prune Day and discover new ways to incorporate prunes into your meals!</p></div></div>

5 Amazing Discoveries for National Prune Day

National Prune Day FAQs

When is National Prune Day?

National Prune Day is celebrated on June 15 every year. In 2024 National Prune Day will occur on a Saturday.

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