Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vitamins in Prune

Prune is a member of the plum family (Prunus domestica) that are suitable for drying. When fresh this fruit is called a plum; when dried, it is called prune.

Prune juice is a good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C. It also contributes some riboflavin, and niacin.

Research discovered that when healthy elderly people had vitamin B6 almost completely taken out of their diets, immune response went down. Old people can boost vitamin B6 intake by drink prune juice where an eight ounce glass of prune juice provides 28% of dietary value of B6.

Prune juice also has a plentiful of vitamin C built in to enhance its absorption. It also bolster the immune system and provide some protection against certain types of cancer.

Prunes are very rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin B1, B2 and vitamin E.

Vitamin A enhances white blood cell function, increases resistance to infection and carcinogen.
Vitamins in Prune

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