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The California Dried Plum Board was excited to attend the 2014 Food & Nutrition Convention Epxo in Atlanta , Ga. We had the oppurtunity to hand out recipes, complimentary bone scans and PLUMKINS.
Prunes, which are dried plums, are commonly associated with digestive health, but they “have a magical power in terms of bone,” says Shirin Hooshmand, a San Diego State University assistant professor whose extensive research in animals and humans shows that eating the fruit can reverse and prevent bone loss. According to her latest, yet-to-be-published study, all it takes is five or six medium prunes a day to get this bone-preserving effect.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2015 California dried plum crop estimate of 100,000 short tons.
New research presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology meeting expands on the current body of evidence suggesting that eating dried plums may offer benefits ranging from supporting bone health in post-menopausal women to helping to reduce inflammation in smokers.
Chefs throughout the world have long used dried plums (prunes) in both sweet and savory dishes. They often use dried plums to balance other flavors in stews, meat entrées, stuffed pork loin, among other delicious fare