One of the healthiest foods!
They are most commonly known as a natural laxative, but there are numerous other benefits from these fruits.
provide antioxidant protection– more than 2x the antioxidant capacity of other high ranking foods!
prevent pre-mature aging!
reduce risk of osteoporosis
reduce risk of cancer
promote cardiovascular health
Prune Nutrition Facts
|Glycemic Index (GI) Rating: Although rich in simple sugars, prunes do not cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, possibly because of their high fiber, fructose, and sorbitol content. Therefore, prunes have a low GI rating of 29. The Glycemic Load (GL) of prunes is 9.57 (low).|
|Calories: Prunes have about 240 calories per 100 grams (67 calories per 1 ounce).|
|Macronutrients: Prunes are rich in carbohydrates. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber (6.1 grams per 100 grams). Prunes contain very little protein and hardly any fat.|
|Vitamins: Prunes are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin K.|
|Minerals and Trace Elements: Prunes are a good source of potassium, copper, boron and magnesium.|
|Phenolic Compounds: Prunes are rich in phenolic compounds (184 mg/100 g) such as neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids.|