Pitted Prunes are soft and juicy with a full flavour. Prunes start off similar to fresh plums but the variety grown to be dried into prunes are never referred to as ‘plums’ because they are always destined to be dried into chewy prunes. Prunes are great as a snack but can also be soaked to make a rich compote which is great on porridge. Just one 56g serving of prunes is high in Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin K and a source of Potassium and Copper. Well known for their bowel stimulating properties but good for so much more, prunes are higher in antioxidants than any other fruit. Their deep colour signifies a high level of antioxidants, they boast 5700 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units per 100g.
Prunes - pitted - 100g