Organic dried pitted prunes are dried plums that are typically known to help regulate digestion. They are impressively high in nutrients.
- Nutritional Profile: Excellent source of vitamin C and K, copper, dietary fiber ( soluble fiber), potassium and beta-carotene. Eating just 4 prunes a day will provide you with a third of your daily requirement for vitamin K, 3 grams of fiber and 290 mg of potassium. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of prunes contains 67 calories and 18g of carbs.
- Health Benefits: They are a good source of energy not causing a rapid hike in blood sugar. They help reduce bone loss and increase circulation due to the combination of vitamin K and beta-carotene in them. The fiber in prunes is mostly insoluble, which means it does not blend with water. Due to high fiber concentration, they are known to relieve constipation.
- Usage: Use organic dried pitted prunes alone as a snack. They can be added to oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, and even smoothies. Prunes are also one of the ingredients in certain recipes, therefore they are used in baking as well. Combine them with other dried fruits and nuts, or use soaked prunes with pancakes or waffles.