Prunes or dried plums are a good source of fiber, sorbitol (a sugar alcohol that can soften and loosen the stool) and contain high levels of phytonutrients called phenols.
MAKES: 1 liter
- 1 teaspoon star anise
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds
- 1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
- 2 cups water
- 12 ounces/340 grams prunes
- 12 ounces/340 grams apricots
- Put whole spices in a cheesecloth pouch or tea infuser. Cover with water; add cinnamon and bring to simmer.
- Add prunes and apricots and cook on low for 15 minutes stirring occasionally until most of water has been absorbed and fruit is very soft.
- Discard pouch of whole spices.
- Enjoy with breakfast. Store in refrigerator.
Stop & Go Foods
STOP: Cherry-Berry Jelly is a beneficial treat using tart cherries (natural source of melatonin and anti-inflammatory) and kudzu root starch anti-inflammatory, calming for digestion and aid in controlling diarrhea.
GO: High fiber dried plums or prunes have a reputation for “getting things moving” and this recipe helps make the process more palatable. Prune Apricot Compote also includes healing spices Ceylon cinnamon, star anise and cardamom.