Did you guess PRUNES? Yes, prunes top the list for nutritional food value. They contain twice the antioxidants as the next best single food item—Raisins.
The antioxidants in prunes are destroyers of free radicals, those reactive ions that damage cells and are known to be the underlying cause of many serious health conditions. Put two or three prunes on your plate once a day with any meal for more nutrition, fiber and antioxidants.
When buying Prunes the package should be sealed well to ensure moisture – best is vacuum packed. You can keep prunes at home for snacks and take them with you anywhere. They will last months if kept sealed and in a dry container.
You might like to get out your cookbook and look for a good desert recipe. Joy Of Cooking has a delicious Prune Compote that will help your family get their share. You can also mix pureed prunes when baking, and in meat dishes.
But don’t eat too many at one time :):) Two or three a day are plenty!