Dried Plums and Their Products: Composition and Health Effects – An Updated Review

JOURNAL: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2013.53:1277-1302.

AUTHORS: Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis M.

This paper updates the 2001 review conducted by the same author and published in the same journal and describes the composition of the dried plums, prune juice and dried plum powder with attention to possibly bioactive compounds. There are several composition tables on nutrients, carbohydrates, carotenoids and antioxidant capacity as measured by various assays. The paper discusses potential health effects of various dried plum components and can serve as a resource for those seeking a summary of the existing research on dried plums.