Are You Eating Enough of This Feel-Good Super Fruit? – Mind Over Munch

Many don’t realize how SUPER this fruit
actually is! That’s right, I’m talking about PRUNES! The Feel Good Fruit. Yes! A lot of people also don’t realize that
prunes are in fact plums, dried! A lot of you know I’ve worked with Sunsweet®
before to create some cool, healthy recipes. And today we’ve teamed up to share The Sunsweet®
Difference, so you know what makes Sunsweet® Prunes so sweet—literally. Prunes specifically are incredible for so
many reasons— their nutrient properties make them an extremely filling, versatile,
nutritious snack, and one of their surprising benefits is bone health! Prunes contain many different nutrients that
help to keep bones strong, including potassium, magnesium and vitamin K. Potassium helps to increase bone mineral density
and decrease bone breakdown. Magnesium is important for bone structure, and vitamin K plays a role in bone building. According to research studies, 5-6 prunes
per day may help prevent bone loss. In one study where people ate 10-12 prunes
per day, they actually saw an INCREASE in bone formation in our bodies! Prunes contain polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get
through certain plant-based foods. They’re packed with antioxidants and potential
health benefits. Prunes are also a good source of fiber
—just 4-5 prunes contain 12% of the daily recommended amount! That fiber can help you feel full longer, may help to lower your cholesterol and risk of heart disease, as well as help with digestion. Now, all prunes are plums, but not all plums
are prunes! Prunes are made from a special type of plum
with a higher natural sugar content, which allows them to be dried without fermenting. The great thing about prunes is that their
sugar content is all natural and, compared to other dried fruits, prunes are lower overall in sugar! They’re low on the glycemic index rating,
meaning they’re going to affect blood sugar less. Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes value quality over
anything. Not only is Sunsweet® owned by growers right here in California, but they also have a special pitting process that doesn’t
damage the fruit, and preserves the tastiest part that’s close to the pit. I decided to try a Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prune
and a generic brand to compare. Just look at the difference! The generic
alternative was significantly smaller, and felt much firmer to the touch. Sunsweet®’s is so plump, with a nice, consistent
round button shape that wasn’t smashed or damaged looking! That’s what makes it an “Amaz!n Prune!” The taste difference is insane—the generic
brand was lacking in flavor, but it also tasted dry and a bit sour. Sunsweet®’s was sweet, moist and juicy,
and there were NO bitter tones at all! That’s because they use LARGER plums to dry into prunes, and retain that juicy, flavorful center. Of course, you can enjoy prunes as a daily
energy boosting snack or pre-workout option, but there are tons of other ways to use prunes, too. They can be blended into smoothies or shakes
as a sugar substitute. They can be chopped up and added to hot or
cold cereal, used as a salad topper, or even baked into cookies. AND when pureed, they make a great fat substitute
in baked goods! Prunes are truly incredible, so if you aren’t
eating this Feel Good Fruit, grab yourself some Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes now!