This unassuming fruit is actually a power house of nutrition and is packed with fiber. Here are some of the benefits of enjoying prunes followed by a simple but yummy recipe. Enjoy xx
The Benefits of Eating Prunes
Full of antioxidants
High in vitamins
Good source of iron
Protects Against Osteoporosis
Reduces cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure.
Good for the heart
Lovely Prune Pudding Recipe
12 pitted prunes
1-2 tablespoons rice syrup (optional)
Pinch sea salt
1 ½ cups spring water plus a little more
1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
1 generous tablespoon kuzu diluted in a little cold water
Almond or oat cream or amasake
Place prunes into a bowl and cover with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Let stand for 1 hour.
Remove the prunes but save the liquid.
Cut the prunes into small pieces.
Add more hot water to the reserved prune water so it totals 1 ½ cup.
Place prunes and prune water into a saucepan and add the rice syrup, sea salt and powdered cinnamon. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil on a medium flame and then simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the diluted kuzu to the prune mixture and cook over low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly, to thicken the mixture.
Ladle the pudding into small bowls.
Let cool, then chill in the refrigerator.
Serve cold with almond or oat cream or amasake.