Dry plum (Prune) is believed to have been found in about the 6th century. There are many varieties of plums, but not all are suitable for preparing prunes. To obtain quality prune, the fruits are selected small (not more than 40 grams), the bone must be small; the pulp should have high content of dry matter and small amount of water. Pruneis a concentrate of substances useful to the human body – a large number of dietary fiber (fiber) helps to normalize the work of the gastrointestinal tract, and thanks to vitamin A, prunes improve eyesight, high content of potassium salts helps with hypertension, atherosclerosis, thrombophlebitis and other diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Prunes contain a large number of vitamins, such as vitamin A, C, E, PP, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9). It is rich in prunes and microelements: iron, copper, manganese, selenium, zinc, and also macro elements: potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and chlorine.
Beneficial properties of prunes include antibacterial, choleric, diuretic action, as well as the ability to normalize the metabolic process in the body, increase appetite and stimulate the secretion of gastric juice. In addition, the use of prunes contributes to the activation of brain activity, improve the skin condition, relieve fatigue and restore reduced performance.