European plum (Prunus domestica L.) and its dried products, commonly known as prune, are widely consumed in Unite States, European countries and worldwide. European plum, which is rich in polyphenols and other phytochemicals, possesses high nutritional values. This review summarizes the findings of published studies which examine the nutritional benefits, including antioxidant activity, the protection effect on cardiovascular system, anti colon cancer activity, relieving constipation effect and bone health improvement effect of European plum.

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