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Fresh plums are the strongest antioxidants

Nutritionists argue that the top of the list of 24 types of fruit, with the strongest antioxidant action, is just plum. Prune compared to other dried fruit has twice the antioxidant power. As part of prunes is a concentrated sorbitol and fiber, which give them greater laxative effect in respect of fresh plums.

fresh plums

Both fresh and dried plums are a true treasure of potassium, fiber, vitamins, and trace can be found of magnesium and iron. In whatever form this fruit is very rich in unique phytonutrients and neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid.

These substances belong to the family of phenols, whose antioxidant role was confirmed in a variety of scientific research.

In a hundred grams of prunes as many as 87 grams of water and eleven grams of carbohydrates. Since there are a maximum of vitamins C and E, folic acid, and beta-carotene. When it comes to minerals, is rich with potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium.

Healthy breakfast

For breakfast you can make fruit yogurt with plums by a plain yogurt and add chopped peeled plum and honey to taste. And if you can bake rye bread in the prepared mixture you should add to the half-baked plums in the oven. Thus saved rye bread is very sweet, savory and healthy.

Buy a hard fruit

When buying plums should be taken to ensure that the fruits are sound and have to have a stem. The surface should be slightly blurred, indicating that the plums treated well. Bearing in mind that fast mature in the refrigerator can be stored up to three days. Should be separated in a paper bag, because mature release ethylene, which speeds up the ripening of other fruits and vegetables that are located in the refrigerator. In addition, the refrigerator should be removed from a certain time to settle at room temperature, because in this way returns the maximum of juiciness and sweetness.

Froze to three months

Frozen plums, as a rule, can be stored in the freezer up to three months. Before you put in the freezer should be halved and pitted them removed. Thus halved collated on a plate with the skin down, and then freeze. Only then placed in plastic bags and then return to the freezer.


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