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prune

Prunes (Prunus domestica) is prepared only from hand picked, sound, fresh and clean plums, which are washed, cut and dehydrated with hot air to the highest standards for food products. Product appears as soft, brown colored irregular free flowing dices free of lumps. Low (<8%) or regular moisture, sieve less than 8mm and bigger available.

Prunes are Plum Full of Antioxidants That May Slow the Aging Process. Prunes are a good source of fiber and have long been recognized as a nutrient-rich fruit with multiple health benefits. Prunes may also help slow the aging process in both the body and brain. Prunes topped the list with more than twice the antioxidant capacity as other high-scoring fruits such as blueberries and raisins.

Antioxidants are special compounds that help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. When healthy cells are damaged, they are more susceptible to aging, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers. Diets that contain fiber-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, and are low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Prunes, which are dried plums, are a good source of fiber and make an excellent choice.

The role of fruits and vegetables in health promotion and disease prevention may be related to compounds other than the vitamins, minerals and fiber found in these plant-based foods. In addition to well-known antioxidant vitamins A and C and beta-carotene, there are over 1,800 biologically active compounds that are not vitamins nor minerals that have been identified in foods.