Montagu Pitted Prunes Choice Grade 500g
•A high intake of fruits and vegetables contribute to heart health by reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and cancer.
•Prunes have a low glycaemic index (GI value). Low GI foods, when eaten regularly in moderate portions at a time, generally provide a slow release of energy, improve blood glucose control, may elicit a higher feeling of satiety and may decrease the risk of non-communicable diseases in the long term.
•Prunes are high in dietary fibre. The soluble dietary fibre in the prunes plays a role in glucose absorption and maintaining a healthy blood cholesterol level, while the insoluble dietary fibre helps to keep the gut healthy and contributes to regular laxation, thereby helping help to treat constipation.
•Prunes (40 g serving) are a source of copper. Copper contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and to the normal maintenance of bones, teeth, hair, skin and nails.
•Prunes contain almost 300 mg of potassium per 40 g serving. Potassium is necessary for normal water and electrolyte balance. It also contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function, normal blood pressure and regular heart rhythm.
•Prunes are virtually free of sodium. Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many risk factors, in some individuals.