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What am I?

I am not the trimmings of a bush,
but something closer to a mush.
I am not the clams in your hand,
but that guess I understand.

As long as you  answer with aplomb,
The answer you will not be far from.
Admittedly my humor is a little dried,
But much of my moral fiber is supplied.

As for your guesses throw the worst away,
The answer is evident if I may say.

Hint:

It is all of these things. But for the answer I am just aiming for one of them.

If anyone is wondering what the original riddle was, and maybe tell me if you think it was particularly solvable back then:

What am I?
I am not the trimmings of a bush,
but something closer to a mush.
I am not the clams in your hand,
but that guess I understand.
As for your guess throw the worst away,
The answer is evident if I may say.

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  • $\begingroup$ Would "I am not worth a dollar." be a valid clue? If so, I've got a vague idea of what the riddle is pointing to. $\endgroup$ – COTO Jul 12 '15 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ So I would not personally use that as a clue but I could see that in fact being a valid statement, I am thinking of adding a line or two due to a potention unclarity(?) in the riddle $\endgroup$ – Going hamateur Jul 12 '15 at 22:44
  • $\begingroup$ A hint or two perhaps? $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Jul 14 '15 at 7:49
  • $\begingroup$ Added more, and the title is a hint. $\endgroup$ – Going hamateur Jul 14 '15 at 14:03
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The answer is

a prune!

I am not the trimmings of a bush,

Another word for trimming a bush is pruning.

but something closer to a mush.

Prunes are closer to mush than to branches.

I am not the clams in your hand,
but that guess I understand.

When you've soaked in water for a while some people call the wrinkles in your hands prunes.

As long as you  answer with aplomb,
The answer you will not be far from.

Aplomb sounds like "A plum" which is close to a prune.

Admittedly my humor is a little dried,
But much of my moral fiber is supplied.

A prune is a dried plum, but still has all the fiber of a plum.

The title:

Older folks have more wrinkles (prunes) and may require a little bit of prune juice to stay regular.

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    $\begingroup$ Hahahah answer with 'aplomb', I love it. $\endgroup$ – Bailey M Jul 14 '15 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ Well done. @BaileyM that line rather amused me. $\endgroup$ – Going hamateur Jul 14 '15 at 15:02

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