Sweet, sticky and chewy, dried plums, or ‘prunes’, are also a great addition to your diet because they are a rich source of the antioxidants phenol and beta carotene.
Beta carotene provides us with Vitamin A as well as acting as a fat soluble anti oxidant. This helps eliminate free radicals that would otherwise cause damage to our cells. Prunes are also a great source of potassium, a mineral that is vital in helping us maintain normal blood pressure, heart function and bone health.
Prunes also contain soluble fibre that helps slow down the rate at which food is absorbed by the stomach. Soluble fibre also provides a sense of satisfied fullness, preventing overeating and weight gain. The insoluble fibre found in prunes is important in maintaining a healthy colon.