Prunes are in some ways much more nutritionally valuable than fresh plums. Their drought is in fact a five times richer source of vitamin A (1,606 IU per 100 g), and fiber than fresh fruit. Due to the unique richness in iron and phosphorus prunes are recommended for vegetarians.
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|Country of Origin||Chile|
|Suitable For||vegans, vegetarians|
Pitted Dried Plums/Prunes 500g, 1kg
Dried plums are often called prunes. This fruit may be dehydrated in an oven or in the sun, and they resemble large, black raisins. The leathery skin and moist flesh provide nutritional benefits. Consult your physician before eating dried plums to correct medical issues.
Dried plums contain quite a bit of fiber – 12.4 grams per 1-cup serving. Eating them has long been a home remedy for constipation because of the fiber content.
Eat dried plums to satisfy your daily needs for vitamin K. Each serving provides 129 percent of the recommended daily intake of this vitamin, which is important for normal blood clotting. Consuming enough vitamin K may help you stay healthy as you age, according to evidence a 2011 edition of “Menopause International.”
One serving of dried plums contains 36 percent of the potassium your body requires daily. Potassium helps to ensure proper function of the heart and transmission of nerve impulses throughout your body. It may also positively affect bone health.
Consume a serving of dried plums, and you take in 27 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin A. This makes dried plums a good choice for eye health – vitamin A fosters good nighttime vision and protects the cornea. The vitamin A in this fruit is also helpful for the immune system in general.