Sunsweet Essence Orange-Flavored Prunes
“When my children were toddlers, they sometimes had issues with constipation. Of all things, they loved to eat Sunsweet Essence Orange-Flavored Prunes,” says Eva Mayer, MD, a mom of an eight-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son and a pediatrician with St. Luke’s Pediatrics Associates, in Bethlehem, PA. “I used to cut the prunes into quarters so they were small and safer to eat. They were like plump, juicy raisins. My kids would eat those prunes for a snack, and it helped a lot with the constipation.”
When you’re looking for a nutritious, sweet snack that’s portable, prunes are a great pick. They’re full of antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients like potassium, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin B6. They sure beat those so-called fruit snacks that are packed with more sugar than fruit. But if your child is on the picky side and turns his nose up to the fruit, we have you covered. Sunsweet now has orange-flavored prunes that make such a tasty snack you’ll hear no complaints from the little one. Other flavors include cherry and lemon. A seven-ounce bag costs $2.35. If you can’t find them in your supermarket, you can buy them at Sunsweet.com.