Fruits that contain skin and seeds, such as apples, pears, raspberries and strawberries, may prevent and treat constipation because of their fiber content, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Prunes or dried plums are also good for constipation. Prunes contain fiber and sorbitol, which acts as a laxative, notes WebMD.
Constipation occurs when someone experiences less than three bowel movements a week or when bowel movements become difficult to pass, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The most common reason behind constipation is a diet low in fiber. In addition to eating fruit, people can increase the amount of fiber they consume by eating foods such as beans, whole-wheat cereal and green, leafy vegetables.Learn More
Apples do not cause constipation. WebMD reports that apples often help treat constipation rahter than causing it. The only known side effects of apples come from apple seeds, which contain small amounts of cyanide, and could be fatal if too many are ingested.Full Answer >
A plant identification book can be used to determine the species of many fruits. In some cases, it is advised to contact a trained botanist or other local professional for help identifying fruits.Full Answer >
Crab apples are edible. They have a sour, sharp taste, but people can eat them in the same way as regular apples. Because of toxins, it is not advised to eat the seeds or the core.Full Answer >
Fruits that start with X include ximenia, an African fruit that is orange, yellow or red with white spots. Xigua is another fruit that grows in Africa.Full Answer >