Plums are mainly known for their purifying action with their high fiber content. Indicatively 10 plums provide 7 g. Fiber. For constipation is the No1 remedy as claimed by dietitians-nutritionists.It is one of the most nutritious dried fruits along with dried figs. An important source of antioxidants that absorb free oxygen radicals and slow down the aging process of the brain and body.
It is rich in trace elements (potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron). As far as iron is concerned, it also contributes to its absorption into the blood. They have no cholesterol at all and at the same time prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood reducing the risk of heart disease. They regulate blood pressure with the potassium they contain.
The 5 dried plums contain 293 mg of potassium. With their low glycemic index they are also suitable for people with diabetes to control their blood glucose levels.
They contribute to the increase of bone density and thus to the prevention of osteoporosis.