“Pitted prunes, how many should be eaten per day?”
We at Nuturally have the answer!
The daily recommended portion amounts to 5-6 pieces, corresponding to 40gr in order to have a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
This is argued by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) that claims that the consumption of up to 40g of nuts per day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol contributes to the protection of cardiovascular health and the reduction of cholesterol levels.
How many pitted prunes are to be eaten if you don’t have a scale at hand?
In such cases, our hands are the perfect unit of measure that are always available and that can help checking the amount of pitted prunes eaten.
In fact, the ideal portion should fit the palm of the hand.
According to the guidelines “Find your balance” published by the British Nutrition Foundation, the use of hands for the simple evaluation of food portions to consume is an intuitive and literally “handy” way to have a long and healthy life. But the hand isn’t the only unite of measure identified by the BNF, which also recommends using the fist and the thumb.
Of course, it is good to bear in mind that each person has their own specific nutritional needs depending on their constitution, age, gender, level of physical activity, etc. and, for this reason, the portions of food vary according to individual needs. In fact, the study reveals that the hand method is proportionally applicable because a larger person, with larger hands, will automatically consume larger portions than smaller people, with smaller hands.
We at Nuturally (the online shop with more than 120 types of nuts and dried fruit) give you the chance to buy online different types of prunes: dried Italian prunes and pitted prunes. Here is a simple table to find out how many pieces correspond to 30g of pine nuts:
|PITTED PRUNES NUTURALLY||HOW MANY PIECES in 40g|
|PITTED PRUNES||5-6 pc.|
|DRIED ITALIAN PRUNES||40-45 pc.|
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