18 July 2009

Red Prune Syrup

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Red prunes are a great source for vitamin C. Prunes are also effective in detoxication and regulating the menstrual cycle. So as you have guessed I here present you a recipe of prunes, red prune syrup. Don't misunderstand when I say syrup, this a wonderful homemade alternative to fruit juice. It's perfectly refreshing when you drink it cold on long summer days.



Ingredients
  • 2 kg of red prunes
  • 10 cups of water
  • sugar, the amount is up to you

Directions
  1. Wash the prunes and put them in a pot. Add 8 cups of water and boil for 50 minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup of sugar at first. Take a sample in a ladle, cool it and taste it. Add more sugar according to your preference.
  3. Boil for 10 more minutes.
  4. Cool the prune syrup down. When cool sieve the mixture and pour the juice into a pitcher.
  5. Serve with ice and lemon.
If you have any questions
  • If you are on a diet, don't add any sugar, or if you like it sweet you can add fruit sugars.
  • The syrup will most likely be very thick. Dilute it before you drink.

1 comment:

Neera said...

Is Prune good for digestion? especially when some one is having constipation.