In this special fruit-in-chocolate creation, we take it to another dimension by bringing together the incredible flavors of premium dark chocolate and perfectly ripened prune. You will discover why they were just made for each other, while making a healthy choice for yourself!
Prunes have their own unique taste and surprising health benefits. Prunes have a consistent, satisfying sweet taste with no added sugar. They can help overcome the shortfall of needed nutrients. A 2005 study in Journal of the American College of Nutrition revealed that antioxidants in prunes are twice as potent as those in the fresh fruits.
Prunes promote healthy bones. They are rich in phenolic compounds, which may inhibit bone resorption and stimulate bone formation as well as function as antioxidants.
Professor and director of Nutrition Research Center at Florida State University said, "Prunes are the most bone-friendly fruit that I have seen in decades. They are nature's solution to maintaining good bone health." He added that California prunes contain many compounds and nutrients that work synergistically such as vitamin K, potassium, copper and boron. These work together to prevent bone mineral loss, which can lead to osteoporosis.
From a nutritional standpoint, prunes stand out as being an unusually good source of vitamin A, which makes them a good choice for eye health – vitamin A fosters good nighttime vision and protects the cornea. Vitamin A in this fruit is also helpful for the immune system in general.
Eat prunes to satisfy your daily needs for vitamin K, which is important for normal blood clotting.
Prunes are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. The insoluble fiber promotes digestive health, which is vital to overall health and disease prevention. The soluble fiber reduces cholesterol level in your blood, therefore promoting heart health.
The high potassium content in prunes helps to normalize blood pressure, to ensure proper function of the heart and transmission of nerve impulses throughout your body.
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