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plums and prunes

Plums belong to the Rosaceae family, including peaches, nectarine, almonds and damson. They are grown all over the world with different size, color and growth characteristic. A plum tree bears berries between May and September.

Health benefits of plums

  • They are low in calories (46 calories per 100g)
  • They relieve constipation problems
  • One medium-sized fresh plum contains 113 mg of potassium, a mineral that helps manage high blood pressure and reduce stroke risk
  • Fresh berries are a moderate source of vitamin C which is also a powerful natural antioxidant.
  • They are a moderate source of Vitamin A and beta-carotene, essential for maintaining healthy skin
  • They contain Vitamin K essential for many clotting factors function in the blood and help reduce Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly
  • Each dried plum has one gram of fiber.
  • They have a low glycemic index. Helps you control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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