What are the benefits of eating prunes
Prunes have a very good taste and nutritional qualities. When buying prunes, you should definitely pay attention to their appearance. High-quality prunes are black in color and have a light, slight shine, they are fleshy, slightly soft and elastic. If prunes are brown in color, this indicates that there were significant mistakes while processing the fruit.
If processed in a wrong way, prunes lose their beneficial properties and rich vitamin and mineral composition. Such prunes may be bitter. The bitterness, even if it is very weak, is the result of improper drying.
Prune is a high-calorie product, it contains a lot of carbohydrates and sugar. In 100 g of prunes there are 242 kcal.
There are a lot of vitamins in prunes (E, beta-carotene, PP, C and B vitamins), trace elements (iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, cobalt, iodine, zinc, fluorine, manganese, copper), other beneficial substances (sugar, fiber, pectins, organic acids, starch, carbohydrates, proteins). There is a lot of malic, citric, salicylic and oxalic acids.
Prunes affect the elasticity of the walls of blood vessels, and this has a beneficial effect on the work of the entire cardiovascular system.


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Prunes refreshe the skin color of the face and help to cope with avitaminosis.
Prunes improve the overall condition of the body, tone, restore performance, improve the appearance and condition of the skin, support cardiac activity and acid-base balance, enhance immunity and the overall resistance of the organism to environmentally harmful external influences, beneficially affect the human nervous system. With a lack of potassium in the body, it is often advised to use this dried fruit.
There is one and a half times more potassium contained in the prunes than in bananas.

Prunes are widely used while cooking; it preserves the freshness of meat products, reduces the growth of salmonella up to 90%.
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