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The Chemistry of Plums & Prunes

The Chemistry of Plums & Prunes: Constipation & Chewing Gum

The Chemistry of Plums & Prunes
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Dried plums, more commonly referred to as prunes, have a reputation for being a good remedy for constipation. This is, in part, due to their high fibre content – but is there actually any proof for their efficacy? And if so, are there additional chemical reasons? This graphic takes a look at the facts, and also finds an unusual connection between prunes and chewing gum.

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