Plums/Prunes: Do They Have Vitamin K?

Plum or prune (dried plum), there doesn’t appear to be a difference in the vitamin K content.  One of either is believed to contain 4+ micrograms (µg; in the U.S. recommended when communicating medical information: mcg).  That’s 5% of the Daily Value (DV)…

Depending on your diet and blood thinner dosage, two per day is likely to be OK without much concern about needing to alter the dose.  All things in moderation, and consistency is key if you don’t want to be blood testing every week.

What are they good for?

  • Significant antioxidant protection
  • Improved iron absorption
  • Antioxidant protection via vitamin C
  • Normalize blood sugar levels
  • Fiber helps with weight loss and type 2 diabetes
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Intestinal protection

Prunes: 5 Reasons to Eat More

Not a fan of prunes? You’re not alone. In fact, women ages 25 to 54 react so negatively to the idea of prunes that the California Prune Board pressured the Food and Drug Administration to change their name to the more appealing ‘dried plums’ (which they technically are), and it worked! Sales of this super-healthy purple fruit have hit new heights.

Beyond the benefits to your digestive tract, and the fact that they offer a sweet hit for only 30 calories, plums and prunes have many other wonderful health properties.

Source: 5 healthy reasons you need to eat more prunes

There’s a recipe at the end for plum-quinoa salad.

What the article doesn’t mention is that plums/prunes increase the absorption of iron.  Ladies, are you listening?  Because as prunes/plums are good for weight loss too.  But be aware that there is a reasonable amount of vitamin K in them, so mind how much you consume.  For more information on plums/prunes, see this link.