Can’t stop eating salty plums? Are you worried they might not be great for your health? Well, keep reading because we have some good news! The chief ingredients in salty plums are prunes.
Prune is the name given to a plum after it has dried. Both plums and prunes have a range of health benefits, and you can get all these benefits in our salty plums. Fun fact: munching on salty plums while reading makes reading a whole lot more fun and reduces stress because of its magnesium presence. Shop now at our online seller.
Benefits of Plums
- Since salty plums come from prunes, and prunes come from plums, let’s look at the nutritional benefits of plums first.
- Plums are low calorie and high water content fruits.
- They are rich in carbohydrates and naturally occurring sugars with some fat and protein content.
- They also contain vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium, which helps blood clot normally.
- The magnesium presence helps with stress management and fatigue.
- Vitamin C’s presence speeds up wound healing.
- Vitamin A boosts the immune system to function well.
- In addition to fifteen different vitamins and minerals, plums are known to have several antioxidants and fibre that help reduce the risk of multiple chronic diseases.
- Like a lot of citrus fruits, plums protect your eyes from macular degeneration.
Are you surprised already? Wait until you hear about prunes and salty plums!
Benefits of Prunes
After plums are dried, they not only retain almost all the nutritional values of plums but also increase in vitamin K, vitamin B, fiber, and minerals. Prunes are known to relieve constipation because of the presence of fiber. On average, one prune contains one gram of fiber, which can also help speed up digestion. Also, the presence of a sugar alcohol called sorbitol in prunes works like a natural laxative.
Eating prunes and salty plums often prove to be a remedy more effective than laxatives. Isn’t that amazing? A laxative without the side effects of a laxative! “In one study, people who consumed 2 ounces (50 grams) of prunes every day for three weeks reported better stool consistency and frequency compared to a group that consumed psyllium(a type of fiber often used for constipation relief)” -PubMed Central(A highly respected database from the National Institutes of Health).
Combined Benefits of Plums, Prunes, and Salty Plums
The abundance of plums, prunes, and salty plums in antioxidants reduces inflammation and protects cells from damage by free radicals. Some of these antioxidants help keep your bones healthy and reduce the risk of bone conditions like osteopenia and osteoporosis, which result from low bone density. The presence of various vitamins and minerals proves to have bone strengthening effects. Additionally, vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium also significantly reduce heart attack and diabetes risk. According to another research by PubMed Central, prunes helped lower blood sugar and cholesterol if consumed regularly. They have also proved to help with iron deficiencies and prevent ear infections because of the vitamin C presence.
Can Salty Plums Be Fattening?
Because plums are high in water content and are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the answer is a big NO. The minerals help burn fat and fat metabolism, and one salty plum contains very few calories, so you do not have to worry about gaining weight with salty plums. Salty plums, on the other hand, will help boost both your digestive and immune systems.
Culinary Benefits of Our Salty Treats
You can incorporate salty plums into your diet in plenty of healthy ways. Because of their sweet, sour, tangy, licorice taste, salty plums can be great for making sodas. From the list of benefits provided by them, it’s evident that salty plums are super healthy for you and should be incorporated into your diet as much as possible. In Taiwan, drinks made of saltyplums are very popular. You can easily make them at home by soaking your saltyplums in water and leaving them in there for some time. You could also add a few salty plums to your lemonade or ginger ale, and these would make refreshing drinks on a hot summer day. In Mexico, salty plum michelada drinks are very famous. Many different recipes of salty plum micheladas can be found online. Furthermore, saltyplums can be used with roasted meat or stirred into beans and vegetables to enhance their flavor. At The Salty Plum Shop, we also have other varieties of dried fruit that are equally healthy and can be used in both cooking and baking.
As a salty plum lover, it’s essential to keep in mind that our brains are programmed to feel guilty after enjoying a snack. We automatically assume that most snacks are unhealthy, even when the opposite is true.
So the next time you feel guilty about enjoying your saltyplums, eat a few extra for those health benefits you just read about. Head over to our online store now and get some mouth-watering savoury salty plums for yourself and your loved ones and stay healthy! As with anything you must eat in moderation.