The Global Goodness of Prunes
Prunes have a delicious flavour that has been enjoyed around the world for centuries. While they are known for supporting good digestive health, prunes are packed with nutritional goodness.
Benefits of Prunes
Famous for their fibre – Prunes’ unique blend of fibre and sorbitol work together, and 100g contains 7g of fibre. Prunes are the only whole, natural, dried fruit to have a European Health Claim: that eating 100g daily contributes to normal bowel function.
Bone Health Benefits – Strong, healthy bones are the foundation for lifelong vitality. Prunes are high in vitamin K and are a source of manganese, which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones. Research continues to explore the mechanisms by which prunes may benefit bone health.
A true nutrient powerhouse –Prunes help support overall health and nutrition: they are high in potassium, which helps with the maintenance of normal blood pressure, and a source of copper and vitamin B6, which contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous and immune systems.
Naturally sweet – With no added sugars, prunes have a low-glycaemic index, and are naturally sweet, salt-free, and are saturated fat-free. Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. The one-of-a-kind flavour that makes prunes so enjoyable as a delicious snack, also brings a fresh taste to savoury dishes, and adds a sweet, creamy nuance to baked goods, making them a versatile culinary ingredient.