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Are Canned Prunes a Good Fruit to Eat?

I was thinking of this kind of thing:

Are canned prunes a Peat-friendly food? Too much of the wrong kind of fibre?

asked Apr 12, 2013 by Orangey

3 Answers

Well, most fiber isn't very good for you, carrot and bamboo being exceptions.

answered Apr 13, 2013 by Kiran
Maybe though the fiber is OK, because it's the same kind of fiber as in peaches, cherries, which are recommended fruits? (not the pectin as in unripe apples/pears)

According to Danny Roddy:

"Some of Peat’s favored fruits: Orange, cherimoya, longan, lychee, grapes, pawpaw, sapote, plums, prunes, tangerines, dates, cherries, well ripened watermelons, and apple sauce."

I couldn't find the source though. I think it's interesting that he said dates as dates are high in iron.

answered Feb 7, 2015 by Westside PUFAs
edited Feb 7, 2015 by Westside PUFAs

I don't know how seriously to take the BPA concerns but it's easy enough to simply avoid commercially canned foods, really. Why not eat dried prunes or plum preserves (in glass jar)?

answered Feb 7, 2015 by 4a552f55cbb9

I think BPA is metabolized and excreted in a few days. But, if you have a very high intake (like if you use mouthguards), maybe they accumulate faster than you can get rid of them.