Prunes are good sources of:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B6
Aside from research pointing towards its beneficial effects on the heart muscle, the antioxidants that prunes contain may help maintain healthy bone density.
Rich in neochlorogenic acid (3-caffeoylquinic acid) and chlorogenic acid (5-caffeoylquinic acid) – two antioxidants – prunes can help lower blood glucose.
Too many prunes, however, can increase the risk of diarrhoea, so do eat them sensibly.