Organic dried pitted prunes are dried plums that are typically known to help regulate digestion. Impressively high in nutrients.
- Nutritional Profile: They are an 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. Additionally, eating the same amount provides 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: Organic dried pitted prunes are a good source of energy not causing a rapid hike in blood sugar. They help reduce bone loss and increase circulation. This is 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: They can be eaten on their own, as a snack. Organic dried pitted prunes can be added to oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, and even smoothies. Also, they are one of the ingredients in certain recipes and used for baking. Combine prunes with other dried fruits and nuts, or garnish pancakes or waffles with soaked prunes.