PlumsThis is the fruit with the highest antioxidant content. It is very rich in potassium and fatty acids. Dried plums, or prunes, contain five times more fibre than in their natural state. The plum tree is native to the region of Persia and the Caucasus. Later, its cultivation was brought to Great Britain from the Middle East, but it is believed that the Arabs planted the first plum trees in the area of Agen, near Bordeaux.
- Rich in fibre, they help to improve the speed of bowel transit and the passage of stools (laxative effect).
- They contain antioxidant compounds.
- They combine glucose and fructose, making the absorption of sugars in the blood slower and more gradual. In addition, their fat content is very low.
- Other uses: - Prunes contain large amounts of pectin, which helps to retain air and this way they add fluffiness to dough. They are widely used in salads, as a snack and as an ingredient in recipes. They are also used as a filling to add aroma and flavour to pastries and cakes.