Prunes and diabetes

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2012-04-01 01:56:09 -0500
Started 2012-03-24 13:11:30 -0500

I read 3 prunes are 1 carb. Has anybody used these in
their diet with good results? I know the best way is to test,
but I always enjoy all imputs.

7 replies

annesmith 2012-03-31 23:56:09 -0700 Report

I am not good at counting carbs..I pretty much eat whatever I want 3 times a day, but I never snack. I walk and run moderate to high 5 days a week. I tried prunes about 2 months ago, and they worked really really good for my energy level..I didn't take my sugar after I ate them, but I felt very energized..I thought it was a good way for me to add more real foods to my eating habits, rather than so much cheesburgers and fries..ha…ANNE

GTU 2012-03-26 08:30:48 -0700 Report

Seems unlikely that three prunes are only one carb. From (

Glycemic Load of Prunes
½ cup pitted prunes: 27
1 medium prune (about a third of an ounce): 3
1 ounce prunes: 9

I looked at Sunsweet Amazins™ to make my own trail mix, and ended up not buying them. 1 serving = 1/4 cup. 26g carbs, 3 g fiber, 13 g sugars. (

At the time (actually in the store shopping), I was unwilling to do the math and try to determine how much of that 1/4 cup would end up in a serving of trail mix, so I passed on them. Now that I think about it, there probably wouldn't be enough to worry about.

Now I'm going to have to "math"!

10fluffy35 2012-03-26 10:50:20 -0700 Report

Sorry, I worded that wrong. 3 prunes are 15 carbs. 15 is counted as 1. My
total is 11 carbs for the day., which I count as one fruit. Wouldn't it be nice
if it was 1 and not 15?

GabbyPA 2012-03-26 08:37:17 -0700 Report

The carb number is still there, but the GI load is where they shine over things like raisins or apricots that are generally in a trail mix. I have also found that sour cherries are good and less carbs. I cut them up and throw them in too.

GabbyPA 2012-03-26 08:04:10 -0700 Report

I have just started purchasing the "Amiaisins" that are diced up prunes instead of raisins. They work great in my trail mixes because they don't give me the spikes that raisins do. I have used them in oatmeal cookies and home made granola too and I really like them.