Benefits of Plum
Significant Antioxidant Protection from Phenols
The fresh version (plums) and the dried version (prunes) of the plant scientifically known asPrunus domesticahave been the subject of repeated health research for their high content of unique phytonutrients called neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid. These substances found in plum and prune are classified as phenols, and their function as antioxidants has been well documented. These damage preventing substances are particularly effective in neutralizing a particularly dangerous oxygen radical called superoxide anion radical, and they have also been shown to help prevent oxygen based damage to fats.