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:

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 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~

 

References:

1. California Prunes –  Nutritional Information-  http://www.californiaprunes.co.uk/
2. SELFNutritionData – Nutrition Facts – Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked- http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2043/2
3. FRUITSINFO.com – Prunes Health Benefits and Nutrition Values – http://www.fruitsinfo.com/prunes-health-benefits-nutrition-values.php
4. HEALWITHFOOD.org – Health Benefits of Prunes – http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/prunes.php
5. California Dried Plums – Nutrition Composition – http://www.californiadriedplums.org/nutrition/nutrition-composition

Photo credit: http://www.californiaprunes.co.uk

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