Dried plums are of any variety, mostly European plums. Dried plums have a dark and wrinkled appearance. Plum is from the same family as peach, nectarine and apricot. Dehydrated plums contain 64% carbohydrates, consisting of nutritious fiber, 2% protein, a rich source of vitamin K, and a small amount of B vitamins and nutritional minerals. Iranian plums have a plump and spherical shape with a depression in the upper part of the junction of the stem. Iran is the tenth producer of this fruit in the world with the production of about 147 thousand tons. Here are some ways prunes are good for your health.
The phytochemicals and nutrients in plums reduce the inflammation that causes heart disease.
Prunes are rich in fiber, which helps lower blood sugar after consuming carbohydrates. They can also increase your body’s production of adiponectin, a hormone that helps regulate your blood sugar levels.
A plum a day may relieve anxiety. When your antioxidants are low, anxiety can be high.
Animal research shows that prunes may help slow bone loss and may even reverse it.
Potassium in plums is useful for controlling blood pressure in two ways. This helps your body get rid of sodium when you urinate and reduces the tension on the walls of your blood vessels. When your blood pressure is low, the risk of stroke decreases.
These substances protect the body from cell and tissue damage that can lead to diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.
A cup of sliced plums