Prunes are packed with many nutrients in even a small serving! Just three prunes count as one fruit serving. But in these three little prunes, you can obtain almost 2 grams of fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, boron, copper, and 13 different carotenoids (including beta-carotene)! Nutritious prunes have antioxidant properties that can help protect against cancer. Prunes, as a source of soluble fiber, also have been found to help lower cholesterol and help with regularity.
Prunes are actually dried plums. Some plum growers have even started calling them dried plums, so we may eventually see a new name on labels. Prunes can add a lot of nutrition, and add sweetness to your dishes
Besides eating them fresh out of the package, you may enjoy them on cereal, yogurt, and salad. They even add a nice twist to chicken and pork dishes. Put more nutrients in your meals by preparing dishes with prunes!