I only recently learned that prunes are in fact dried plums. I guess I never really thought much about where prunes came from. Most people know that raisins are dried grapes and identifying the origin of dried apricots is not all that challenging. However, it seems odd that some fruits have a specific name for the dried variety, while others are simply referred to as dried whatever. Why do grapes and plums get special names while apples, bananas, apricots and cherries are just dried? I would think they’d be miffed.
I also love dates but don’t know what fruit they originally come from. The problem is when you search on Google for dates, the results don’t have much to do with fruit.