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We have lots to say about the famous California Dried Plum. Click on the press release title to read the full release.

Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi Study on Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women

April 26, 2012 15:01

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.

California Dried Plum Board Partners with World Champion Swimmer Natalie Coughlin to Fuel Peak Performance

January 12, 2012 15:05

The California Dried Plum Board is partnering with Gold Medalist and World Champion Swimmer Natalie Coughlin for the third year in a row to launch the “Super Snacking” sweepstakes.

Dive Into Healthy Eating With Gold Medalist Natalie Coughlin

May 03, 2011 09:55

Many people wait until summer to get in shape for bathing suit season, but Gold Medalist and World Champion swimmer Natalie Coughlin stays fit and healthy year-round with a challenging workout regimen and a healthy diet that includes California Dried Plums. 

Dried Plums (Prunes) Shown More Effective Than Psyllium in Treating Constipation

March 18, 2011 15:31

Dried plums should be considered the initial approach to the management of mild to moderate constipation.

Super Athlete Natalie Coughlin On Superfruits

December 22, 2010 10:05

Today’s hectic lifestyle makes snacking between meals a necessity, but convenience often wins out over taking the time to find something healthier. Gold Medalist and World Champion swimmer Natalie Coughlin understands the importance of snacking, and with her busy training schedule she needs to make everything she eats count.

Dried and Fresh Plums Give New Life and Value to Underutilized Meat Proteins

April 30, 2008 05:23

At a time when food processors, consumers and foodservice operators are coping with rising food prices, a natural approach to improving the utilization of undervalued meat proteins emerges using California dried plums.

California Dried Plum Board Launches New Website

July 09, 2007 05:56

The California Dried Plum Board announces the launch of its new website www.californiadriedplums.org. User-friendly updates make the website more convenient and informative.

Governor Proclaims January as California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month

June 13, 2007 11:42

Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims January as "California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month".

International Prune Conference to be held in Chile

June 01, 2007 04:42

International Prune Conference to be held in Chile

Building Strong Bones with Dried Plums: What Men Need to Know

March 07, 2007 09:51
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Study shows that men are also at risk for developing osteoporosis.

National Survey Finds Digestive Health Problems Widespread Among Travelers

December 22, 2006 15:49

A recent survey by CondéNet, an online division of Condé Nast Publications, and the California Dried Plum Board, has found that digestive health issues are widespread among travelers. A majority suffer digestive health problems when traveling. Registered Dietitian Leslie Bonci Offers On-The-Go Food Solutions.

California Dried Plum Production Near Record Low

September 13, 2004 10:25

The California Dried Plum Board announced at its September 9, 2004 meeting that the 2004 dried plum crop will not reach 50,000 tons. This would be the smallest California dried plum crop since the 45,000 ton crop in 1918.

Bone Density

August 27, 2002 10:30

Dried plums, known already for their antioxidant power, may also contribute to the prevention of bone loss in postmenopausal women, according to a new study conducted by Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, RD at Oklahoma State University .

Maintaining Your Energy Throughout the Day

November 01, 2001 06:46

According to Dr. Kris Clark, Director of Sports Nutrition at Penn State University, carbohydrate-rich foods fuel and energize the cells in your body, which, in turn, can fuel and energize YOU. And, eating such foods for meals and snacks will help boost and maintain energy levels throughout the day.

Dried Plums Expand Ingredient Functionality to Food Safety

February 01, 2001 05:10

A series of tests to determine the effects of dried plum puree and fresh plum juice on five ground beef-borne bacteria.

For Potassium...Think Prune Juice

November 15, 2000 05:16

Prune juice is also a good source of potassium

You Won't Have Prunes to Kick Around Anymore

June 15, 2000 06:07

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the California Prune Board (CPB) permission to use "dried plums" as an alternative name to "prunes."