Nutrition & Health

Nutrition facts

Prunes are now the only natural, whole and dried fruit to achieve an authorised ruling by the European Commission. Eating 100g California Prunes daily contributes to normal bowel function as part of a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Dietary fibre

Prunes are an excellent source of fibre, providing approximately 7g/100g, that’s almost a quarter of the daily recommendation of 30g

Fat

Prunes are naturally fat and saturated fat free. Reducing consumption of saturated fat helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels

Sugar

Prunes taste sweet, yet are free from any added sugar; containing only naturally occurring sugars

Salt/Sodium

Prunes are naturally salt/sodium-free. Reducing intake of sodium (salt) helps maintain normal blood pressure

Vitamin K

Prunes are high in vitamin K which:

  • supports the maintenance of normal bones
  • plays a role in normal blood clotting

Vitamin B6

Prunes are a source of vitamin B6, which:

  • supports normal functioning of the nervous system
  • contributes to normal mental health
  • helps make normal red blood cells
  • supports the normal function of the immune system
  • helps you feel less tired
  • helps maintain normal hormone levels
  • supports the normal release of energy from foods
  • contributes to normal cysteine synthesis
  • contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism
  • contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism

Potassium

Prunes are high in potassium which:

  • helps your muscle work normally
  • supports normal blood pressure
  • supports normal functioning of the nervous system

Copper

Prunes are a source of copper which:

  • supports normal functioning of the nervous system
  • helps maintain normal looking hair
  • supports normal iron transport in the body
  • helps maintain normal looking skin
  • supports the normal function of the immune system
  • is an antioxidant nutrient that plays a role in protecting cells within the body from oxidative damage
  • supports the normal release of energy from foods
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal connective tissue

Manganese

Prunes are a source of manganese, which:

  • supports the maintenance of normal bones
  • is an antioxidant nutrient that plays a role in protecting cells within the body from oxidative damage
  • supports the normal release of energy from foods
  • contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue

Bowel Function

Prunes contribute to normal bowel function. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 100g of prunes

Prunes contain carbohydrate

Carbohydrates contribute to:

  • the maintenance of normal brain function with a daily intake of 130g of carbohydrate from all sources

Prunes and Bone Health

Prunes contain nutrients which support the maintenance of bones.

  • Prunes are high in vitamin K, which supports the maintenance of normal bones and helps with normal blood clotting
  • Prunes are a source of manganese, which supports the maintenance of normal bones and plays a role in protecting cells within the body from oxidative damage
  • Prunes are high in potassium, which helps your muscles work normally
  • Prunes are a source of vitamin B6, which helps make normal red blood cells and maintain normal hormone levels
  • Prunes are a source of copper, which helps support normal iron transportation around the body and plays a role in protecting cells within the body from oxidative damage
California Prunes Nutrient content per 100g
Energy 989 kJ/ 234 kcal
Fat 0 g
of which
– saturates 0 g
Carbohydrate 57 g
of which
– sugars 38 g
– polyols 12 g
Fibre 7.1 g
Protein 2.2 g
Salt 0 g
Vitamins & Minerals Nutrient content per 100g % Reference intake per 100g
Vitamin K 60 µg 79
Vitamin B6 0.21 mg 15
Potassium 732 mg 37
Copper 0.28 mg 15
Manganese 0.30 mg 57 g

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