Prune Health Benefits

Staying Healthy with Prune

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Sweet Prunes

You have made your shopping list and of to the supermarket you go, as you walk the aisle and scan the shelves, your eyes finally see it, just what you were looking for, a nice box of sweet prunes.

I remembered as a child I spent many days feasting and enjoying the prunes that my parents brought from the supermarket. Prunes do not only make a delicious healthy snack but the benefits they have far outweigh the wonderful taste.

I also loved to crack the seeds open and eat the nut, the inside of the shell is really sweet but the nut has a bitter taste. Whenever I get the chance I still grab a few and eat them as I did when I was a child.

In this article, we will be looking at some amazing facts and benefits of prunes and what role they play when it comes to our health.

Fun facts about prunes

Here are some fun facts that I know you will find pretty amazing.

1. Prunes are plums that have been dried in the sun.

2. The nut in the seed can be eaten.

3. The inside of a prune’s shell is very sweet.

4. Prunes are very chewy.

5. The plum tree that is responsible for prunes produces up to 300 hundred pounds of fruits.

6. The plums can be also baked in an oven where they will dry.

7. Prunes have been dated back as far as 900o BC.

Vitamin content of prunes

Prunes are a rich source of Vitamins that includes

B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, beta-carotene, fiber, antioxidants, Calcium,

The Benefits of prunes

1. It can aid in good bowel movements.

2. Has antioxidants that rid the body of free radicals.

3. Promotes good vision.

4. It improves skin health.

5. It helps to promote heart health.

6. It can lower cholesterol.

7. Aids in weight loss.

8. It helps to keep bones strong.

9. Promotes good digestion.

10. It helps to fight osteoporosis.

If you don’t like eating prunes then maybe you could try drinking the prune juice that also has its benefits.

The final word

Prunes are so beneficial so let us take advantage of them by making them a part of our diet and receive all they have to offer. You will be glad that you did, trust me I know you will.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

16 thoughts on “Prune Health Benefits”

  1. Do you know that in my entire life, I have never eaten prunes! What other fruit do they taste like? I knew of some of the benefits, but wow, they are great for you! As usual, you have great information. I don’t know that I would like prunes, so is the juice better tasting? Are they bitter or sweet? As you can tell, I just learned all the benefits, just need to give them a try now 🙂

    • Hello, Matt’s Mom my good friend it so good to hear from you, was wondering on a few occasions if all was well because I did not hear from you for so long, just seeing you made my day. Now as for the taste of prunes, prunes have a unique taste of its own it is very delicious and sweet.

      The juice is really good but it would be a taste that you would have to get use to. The juice is somewhat sweet but not like the prune itself. Thanks a million for those kinds words and I encourage you to make prunes either the fruits or the juice a part of your diet

      I am so happy that I could help, and my apologies for taking so long to respond. All the best of success to you my dare lady and have a good day.

  2. I really enjoyed reading your site, I love gardening and canning so this site is very helpful. Great pictures and graphics. It was so colorful it draws your eye right to it.
    It is very informational. You know i didn’t know you could eat the seeds of prunes and i have always wandered about other fruits to, so your fun facts were fun.

  3. I had no idea that prunes had this many benefits. I found this to be very helpful and could also be helpful to others who aren’t a fan of prunes or haven’t tried them before. I think overall you provided helpful info. I will say that I think the writing could have been a bit better.

    • Hello so good to meet you and thanks for commenting, I went back and made the correction so thanks a million for pointing that out. All the best to you and have a good day.

  4. This website looks very good and has good information.It has a good color scheme and is eye catching.I found myself reading a lot of it and I also learned a lot from it.the overall design looks good but I would add some different color background on different pages so it all comes together,but this website looks very good

  5. Another great post and very well written. I’ve bookmarked your site and visit often.
    We had a plum tree in the yard or the house I grew up in and it produced a ton of plums each summer. Kids from the neighborhood would climb the plum tree to pick the fruit and my mom dried the fruit to make prunes. Delicious!

    • Hello Karen so good to see you again, I am so happy that I could help. Thanks for sharing a part of your childhood story with me sounds pretty amazing. All the best, have a wonderful evening and weekend.

  6. I myself have never been a fan of prunes, but it looks like they have some great health benefits! I never actually realized that prunes are dried out plums. I do like plums, I think it’s just the texture with prunes that makes me not like them, the same with raisins.

    • Hello Brandi so good to see you and I am so sorry to hear of your disliking of prunes and raisins but the good news is that these fruits are so beneficial. Hope you will give them another try. Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good night.

  7. I always see prunes as being these things old people eat for fibre. I’ve had them before but not too often and mostly as some dish at a dinner party. I remember them as being somewhat chewy and chalky even, but in a good way. I just stick to plums because they’re juicy.

    • Hello Abe Wine the benefits of prunes are just so awesome and can do so much for us so I encourage you to give them a try again and watch as your health is taken to the next level. Prunes are just so amazing. All the best to you and please let me know how it goes.

  8. Hi Norman,
    What a nice post, it reminded me of the garden in my childhood’s days. We had some prune trees and I enjoyed climbind those trees and eat the fruits while sitting on a branch. One of the foods that I used to eat was boiled apples with dried prunes and cinnamon. It is common Italian remedy whenever we are a bit constipated, and it works perfectly and naturally. Besides, it tastes great! I still have it for breakfast sometimes.
    But I wasn’t aware of all the health benefits of prunes! Thank you for letting us know 🙂
    Cheers, Alma

    • Hello Alma so good to meet you and thanks a million for your kind words, for sharing that recipe and also for sharing apart of your childhood memories. Prunes are healthy and so beneficial too us. I am so happy that I could help. Wishing you the best of good health.


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