health benefits of prunes

Health Benefits of Prunes

Prunes – Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Did I mention that I love prunes? Following the recent recipe post on how to make a prune cake here is what you need to know about prunes and their health benefits.

Prune Nutrition Facts:
    • Source of Dietary Fibre (soluble & insoluble)
    • Low in Fat
    • Low in Sodium
    • Cholesterol-free
    • Contain Carbohydrates
    • No Added Sugar (only naturally occurring sugars)
    • Low Glycemic Index (GI)
    • Source of Vitamins (A, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), B6, C, E, K, folate & choline)
    • Source of Minerals and Trace Elements (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and boron)
    • Contain Phenolic Compounds (such as neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids, which have antioxidant properties)
    • Rich in Anthocyanins  (flavonoid pigments, which also act as antioxidants)
    • Contain Sorbitol (natural laxative)
Health Benefits of PRUNES:


 Recent research has shown that eating prunes can also help in weight loss.

~Enjoy prunes as part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle~



1. California Prunes –  Nutritional Information-
2. SELFNutritionData – Nutrition Facts – Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked-
3. – Prunes Health Benefits and Nutrition Values –
4. – Health Benefits of Prunes –
5. California Dried Plums – Nutrition Composition –

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