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Nutritional Facts

We have prepared a summary of nutritional facts for prunes using our interactive swivel cards which we hope will be easy for you to digest - pardon the pun!  We also  provide some detailed information on each of these nutrition facts which you can read below:

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Nutrients

Fibre
  • Prunes contain 7.1g of fibre per 100g, that’s about a quarter of your daily needs.
  • Prunes provide both soluble & insoluble fibre.
  • Research has proven that prunes are good for digestion and help keep you regular, when 100g are eaten daily. Prunes can be enjoyed as part of a varied and balanced diet and an active lifestyle.

Carbohydrate

  • Prunes contain carbohydrate.  Carbohydrates help maintain normal brain function, when 130g of carbohydrates are consumed daily.

Sorbitol

  • Prunes contains 15g of sorbitol per 100g.  Sorbitol, which is a polyol, is a type of carbohydrate.  In the bowel it attracts and holds water like a sponge, not all sorbitol is digested and this further facilitates normal bowel function.

Vitamins

Vitamin B6

  • Prunes are a source of Vitamin B6.
  • Vitamin B6:
    • Supports hormone regulation
    • Contributes to normal mental health
    • Make normal blood cells
    • Supports a healthy immune system
    • Helps you feel less tired
    • Supports the normal function of the nervous system
    • Contributes to normal cysteine synthesis
    • Supports the normal release of energy from foods
    • Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism
    • Contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism

Vitamin K

  • Prunes contain  a whopping 79% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin K per 100g.
  • Vitamin K:
    • Supports the maintenance of normal  bones.
    • Helps with normal blood clotting.
  • Note: Interesting research is currently underway that is exploring the potential role of prunes in bone health

Copper

  • Prunes are a source of copper.
  • Copper is an antioxidant nutrient that:
    • Plays a role in protecting cells within the body from oxidative damage.
    • Supports a normal nervous system.
    • Helps maintain normal looking hair.
    • Supports normal iron transport in the body.
    • Helps maintain normal skin.
    • Supports a normal immune system.
    • Plays a role in maintaining normal connective tissues.
    • Supports the normal release of energy from foods.

Potassium

  • Prunes are high in potassium.  
  • Potassium:
    • Supports a healthy nervous system.
    • Helps your muscles work normally.
    • Supports normal  blood pressure.

Manganese

  • Prunes are a source of Manganese. 
  • Manganese:
    • Supports normal bone maintenance.
    • Is an antioxidant nutrient that plays a role in protecting cells within the body from oxidative damage.
    • Supports the normal release of energy from foods.
    • Plays a role in normal connective tissue formation.

Nothing Added

No Sugar

  • Prunes contain only naturally occurring sugars, with no added sugar.

No Salt

  • Prunes are naturally salt-free.
  • Reducing intake of sodium (salt) helps maintain normal blood pressure.

No Fat

  • Prunes are naturally free from fat and saturated fat.
  • Reducing consumption of saturated fat helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels.

Prunes and prune juice can be enjoyed as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. For detailed information on the nutrition content of prunes and prune juice please visit our products page.