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June 20, 2016 14:18
Astronauts are exposed to ionizing radiation that can increase oxidative damage in skeletal tissues and lead to an imbalance in the dynamics of bone building and breakdown. Although genetics play a role in determining bone mass, prunes can help slow or prevent bone loss.
June 03, 2016 15:41
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released a 2016 California dried plum/prune crop estimate.
May 17, 2016 17:26
While calcium and vitamin D supplementation is recommended for favorable effects on bone, the nutrients in prunes (dried plums) that are associated with bone health - potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, boron and bioactive compounds (polyphenol antioxidants) - have sparked research.
April 04, 2016 17:18
San Diego, CA - (April 4, 2016) - New research presented this week at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB 2016) expands on the current body of evidence supporting the link between dried plums (prunes) and bone health in post-menopausal women, and the effect of dried plums on reducing colon cancer risk in an animal model. The findings align with previous studies that have discovered dried plums’ benefits on both bone and colon health.
March 23, 2016 13:14
Sacramento, Calif. (March 10, 2016) - One in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. While bone health may not top the list of common health concerns, the risk is real. In fact, for women, the chance of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.1 Various lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise, can help to prevent osteoporosis, which is actually not considered a normal part of aging. And new research, published in Osteoporosis International, highlights the important role that one specific fruit - dried plums (prunes) - might play in strengthening bones.
February 11, 2016 09:32
Sacramento, Calif. (February 11, 2016) —Exciting new animal research, published in Scientific Reports today, suggests that dried plums may help to prevent bone loss in those exposed to radiation, such as astronauts in space. This research is timely as a year-long space mission to help scientists better understand the effects of space on the human body is about to conclude in March.
June 25, 2015 11:48
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.
June 24, 2015 14:29
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2015 California dried plum crop estimate of 100,000 short tons.
June 18, 2015 10:32
Two studies presented at the International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis Highlight the Positive Effects of Prunes
March 30, 2015 09:39
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.
March 23, 2015 10:53
Grower prices for dried plums are on the upswing following a steady decline in statewide acreage, noted industry officials at the South Sacramento Valley prune grower meeting held in Yuba City, CA. this spring.
December 19, 2014 14:53
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
August 06, 2014 11:17
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2014 California dried plum crop estimate of 95,000 short tons.
July 30, 2013 16:50
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
announced a 2013 California dried plum crop estimate of 105,000 short tons.
June 01, 2012 15:16
Sacramento, CA (June 1, 2012) - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2012 California dried plum crop estimate of 120,000 short tons.
April 24, 2012 10:55
When it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women — and people of all ages, actually — a Florida State University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating dried plums.
June 02, 2011 12:12
N.A.S.S. announced 2011 California Dried Plum crop estimate - June 2, 2011
March 18, 2011 09:50
Dried plums should be considered the initial approach to the management of mild to moderate constipation.
October 18, 2010 10:32
A diet supplemented with powdered dried plum restores bone lost by mice during the course of normal aging, in a study lead by a researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
October 18, 2010 10:29
Prune puree can replace as much as 30 per cent of the fat by weight in chocolate cupcakes, and could be used to reduce saturated fat levels in baked goods, according to an upcoming presentation by US researchers.
October 28, 2009 12:09
IFT Fruit & Vegetable Division Newsletter
California dried plums may be one of the most unique foods in nature.
October 28, 2009 10:29
New research shows dried plums influence satiety and improve dietary quality for women
September 27, 2009 07:11
Dried Plum Products as a Substitute for Phosphates in Poultry Processing
March 31, 2009 09:06
Making sure your kids are eating their fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be a chore.
David Grotto, RD LDN, author of "101 Food That Could Save Your Life"
March 28, 2009 10:09
News of Nutrition
Feeling youthful and looking your best at any age may be easier than you think.
February 25, 2009 10:43
California Dried Plums aired on Public Television stations nationwide
January 26, 2009 06:09
British Journal of Nutrition
An animal study published in the British Journal of Nutrition this month suggests that eating dried plums slows the development of atherosclerosis.
January 26, 2009 05:58
California Dried Plum Board
Dried plums made the coveted list of six in the healthy antioxidant food category!