Tuesday, June 18

prunes and apricots. . .an unanswered question!



so, here's a thought for which I'd like an answer
(if you have one). . .



at the healthfood shop dried fruit counter
you get whole prunes with stones
or whole prunes without stones.

And you get apricot halves without stones.



Why don't you get prune halves,
or whole apricots with stones?

16 comments:

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Right! Pay Attention! HeHe! :).

Firstly..You can get apricots with stones, not in supermarkets, but in selected fruit and veg shops, and some health shops....Best look on markets...You may be lucky...!

Of course the prune is a small creature, sorry fruit..!
So it would be a bit silly to invest in a machine to halve them.
When, it's a lot easier to do oneself...If you want prune halves!

Don't forget prunes, are very good for you...
Protect against disease..Cancer, diabetes...And, good for constipation as a laxative..!
Oh! And, good for cholesterol..!

So! There it is...
Hope you've ALL managed to read this before rushing off to the loo!
HeHe! :>).

Vintage Jane said...

Can't top Willie's answer ... !!! M x

Sherri B. said...

Well now..it takes a special kind of brain to come up with a question like that..hmm.

I will have to go along with Willie, she sounds very smart and I want to be smart too (is that like copying off of someones paper in class?).

Have a great week. xo

Sherri B. said...

My formal apology to Willie, as 'he' is 'not' a she..So sorry!

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

I have been mistaken for a 'she' HeHe! Probably something to do with ALL the prunes l eat...Must be the wrinkly bits...! :>).

allhorsestuff said...

Funny Question, Great Answer!

Greenorchid said...

I LOVE prunes!! Cx

Sue said...

I echo Willie, he is obviously the font of all prune and apricot knowledge :-)

Trust you to ask a question like that :-)

elegancemaison said...

I still don't fully understand as prunes were plums when fresh so no smaller than apricots. But apricots are fleshier than plums even when dried. Mmmnnn harder than Fermat's ladt theorem.

Rose H (UK) said...

Ha,ha Willie!
Sorry, I have no idea why they sell them that way - but I love them both anyway ;o)
Rose H

Pearly Queen said...

Actually I'm pretty sure your apricot picture shows the WHOLE fruit - de-stoned. Apricots are much firmer than plums, so easier to de-stone and I guess that is part of the reason. I think most fruit is sold without stones as they would weigh heavy...
Penny
x

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

just eat fresh raspberries!!
xx

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

just eat fresh raspberries!!
xx

BadPenny said...

What a giggle x

nilly said...

Yes - I think the apricots are whole ones too. But that doesn't answer your question...
But I do love a person with curiosity!

Sara Marie said...

I think it's because apricots have stones that are easy to get out, and prunes don't. Like Pearly Queen said, prunes are squishier too, so maybe it's just easy to cut (or not) and destone an apricot, but too much mess and trouble to do the same with a plum. I love contemplating the great questions of the universe!

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