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CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM BOARD ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2018 ELECTION

July 20, 2018 12:02

Roseville, CA (July 19, 2018) – The California Dried Plum Board (CDPB) has officially seated its 22-member board and 15 alternates for the 2018-2020 term.  Following certification of the election by the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture, the new board approved the 2018/19 fiscal year programs and budget at its June 21 board meeting.

ORGANIC FARMING, STRONG FAMILY TRADITIONS GROUNDS PRUNE FARMER JOHN TAYLOR

May 04, 2018 14:24

From his rodeo fruit farming father to his business partner brother Richard, John Taylor continues his family’s prune farming legacy.

2017 CALIFORNIA PRUNE HARVEST RETURNS TO TYPICAL LEVELS FOLLOWING WEATHER-CHALLENGED YIELD OF 2016

April 05, 2018 09:55

The 2017 California prune harvest is projected to reach 105,000 tons (95,254 metric tonnes), according to forecasts by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).The projected harvest will yield a 99-percent increase over the unusually light 2016 harvest of 52,851 tons (47,946 metric tonnes). USDA and NASS estimates are based on surveys among California prune growers.

PRUNE POWER TO HELP UK HIT INCREASED FIBRE INTAKE REQUIREMENTS

April 05, 2018 09:50

UK consumers are failing to meet the recommended level of fibre intake – which is so important for gut health - in their diet. But a new UK research study funded by the California Prune Board that is published this month, [1] suggests that prunes could be a convenient  solution to helping the nation address this issue.

MEET YOUR MAKERS: MICHAEL VASEY

April 05, 2018 09:27

Introducing the people across the country behind the food we love to eat.

Michael Vasey and his wife, Hillary, became third-generation prune growers when they took over her family’s farm in Red Bluff, California, eight years ago—inheriting a legacy 85 years in the making.

FLAVOR TRENDS: BOLD, BRIGHT, AND BETTER-FOR-YOU

March 14, 2018 09:00

It’s where flavor fusion comes into play, Young says. “My experience using California prunes and prune-based products has been an exciting one, starting with the whole prune as it can be soaked in fragrant waters, alcohols, infusions and blended to create a smooth base for ganache and sweets,” he points out.

DRIED PLUM BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP

January 22, 2018 12:00

A meal kit delivery service that delivers pre-portioned, ready-to-cook meals, Chef’d say they are the easiest way to cook like a pro at home. California prunes is the first Chef’d partner to have enlisted a registered dietitian – who is also a chef – to create their meal kit recipes, perfect for kicking off the New Year in a healthy and delicious way.

CHEF'D PARTNERS WITH CALIFORNIA PRUNES TO LAUNCH HEALTHY AND INSPIRING MEAL KITS FOR 2018

January 09, 2018 12:00

California Prunes is the first Chef'd partner to enlist a registered dietitian to create their unique meal kit recipes.

A DAILY SERVING OF 5 PRUNES HELPS SLOW BONE LOSS AND LOWERS RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS

October 18, 2017 12:00

Approximately 1.4 million Canadians are living with osteoporosis1, a condition characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Now, scientific research has found that simply eating a serving of five prunes a day may help slow and prevent bone loss.

2017 CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM CROP ESTIMATE

June 02, 2017 12:39

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2017 California dried plum crop estimate of 105,000 short tons.

RESEARCH CONTINUES TO SUPPORT DRIED PLUMS/PRUNES PROTECTIVE ROLE

May 08, 2017 14:19

Research presented at Experimental Biology (EB, Chicago, IL, April 22-26), continues to support dried plums/prunes’ role in health promotion and lowering the risk of chronic disease

CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM BOARD AWARD

March 15, 2017 14:55

In December 2015, the California Dried Plum Board Nutrition Advisory Panel learned about an exciting new research study featuring prunes and space. 

IN PRAISE OF THE PRUNE

February 16, 2017 13:11

I like a good prune. I mean, when it’s soft and sweaty like a candy bar on a hot day. When it’s a sinister Disney-villain shade of brownish purple, and it tastes of nothing but honey and caramel, what’s not to like? It’s the word that no one likes, the word that indicates, to so many Americans, constipated octogenarians praying on spoonfuls of paste.

CALIFORNIA PRUNES THE BEST IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

December 12, 2016 14:40

The cold evening of December, 2 in Warsaw turned out to be remarkably hot for prune industry from the sunny California. During the final gala of the most prestigious Polish PR industry contest - Golden Clips, the best PR campaigns have been awarded. 


 

Add Prunes to Your Playbook to Support Healthy Bones

October 17, 2016 10:08

Sacramento, Calif. (October 12, 2016) - Athletes of all ages are faced with bone-chilling odds when it comes to injuries. More than 2.6 million children, ages ninteen and under, are seen in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year with bone injuries among the most common. Taking action to strengthen bones beginning at a young age is critical, and nutrition plays a important role. 

PRUNE JUICE: Benefits Aren't Just for the Elderly

August 29, 2016 14:20

Prune juice: It’s not just for granny anymore! This thick fruit juice can treat digestive problems, protect your heart and liver, and even strengthen your bones. That’s because prunes are simply dried plums, which means prune juice contains amazing plum benefits and more.

PRUNES FOR STRONGER BONES

August 29, 2016 14:01

For stronger bones, eat prunes (now marketed as “dried plums”), suggests a new study in Osteoporosis International, which included 48 older women, ages 65 to 79, with low bone density...

DAN BOZZO OF TRIPLE B RANCH FEATURED ON CA GROWN : MEET A FARMER

August 23, 2016 12:39

Meet Dan Bozzo! Dan is a third generation plum and kiwifruit farmer in Gridley, California. We caught up with him and chatted about making prunes on his family farm.

CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM BOARD/ PRUNE MARKETING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE NEW OFFICERS

July 12, 2016 11:31

Joe Turkovich Elected Chairman of the California Dried Plum Board

SPACE HEALTH RESEARCH COMES DOWN TO EARTH

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.

2016 CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM/PRUNE CROP ESTIMATE CONFIRMS SPRING WEATHER IMPACT

June 03, 2016 15:41

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released a 2016 California dried plum/prune crop estimate

CDPB Spring Newsletter

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.

NUTRITION RESEARCH CONTINUES TO SUPPORT 
DRIED PLUMS’ ROLE IN BONE AND COLON HEALTH

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.  

New Study Adds to Ongoing Research that Dried Plums Help Support Healthy Bones

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.

Emerging Animal Research Suggests Dried Plums Help Prevent Bone Loss in Those Exposed to Radiation

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.

For Healthy Bones: Got Prunes? Onions ? Salmon? Walnuts?

June 25, 2015 11:48

Prunes 
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.

2015 CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM CROP ESTIMATE

June 24, 2015 14:29

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2015 California dried plum crop estimate of 100,000 short tons.

Research Suggest A Link Between Dried Plums and Healthy Bones

June 18, 2015 10:32

Two studies presented at the International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis Highlight the Positive Effects of Prunes

NUTRITION RESEARCH SUPPORTS THE BENEFITS OF DRIED PLUMS

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.

Positive Outlook for the California Dried Plum Industry

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.

The Unexpected Culinary Ingredient Steps into the Spotlight

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

2014 CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM CROP ESTIMATE

August 06, 2014 11:17

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2014 California dried plum crop estimate of 95,000 short tons.

2013 CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM CROP ESTIMATE

July 30, 2013 16:50

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
announced a 2013 California dried plum crop estimate of 105,000 short tons.

2012 California Dried Plum Crop Estimate

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.

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

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.

2011 California Dried Plum Crop Estimate

June 02, 2011 12:12

N.A.S.S. announced 2011 California Dried Plum crop estimate - June 2, 2011

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

March 18, 2011 09:50

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

Dried Plum Restores Bone in Aging Mice, Scientists Report

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.

Prune Puree May Be Effective Fat Replacer in Cakes

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.

California Dried Plums...Superfruits Solution to Raising Protein Value

October 28, 2009 12:09
IFT Fruit & Vegetable Division Newsletter

California dried plums may be one of the most unique foods in nature.

A Tasty Snack That Can Help Curb Appetite

October 28, 2009 10:29

New research shows dried plums influence satiety and improve dietary quality for women

California Dried Plums Naturally Substitute for Phosphates in Poultry Processing

September 27, 2009 07:11

Dried Plum Products as a Substitute for Phosphates in Poultry Processing

Stealth Nutrition: Building Positive Eating Habits

March 31, 2009 09:06
Food Trends

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"

Ageless Beauty Foods Revitalize Your Body

March 28, 2009 10:09
News of Nutrition

Feeling youthful and looking your best at any age may be easier than you think.

Dried Plums on "Spotlight On"

February 25, 2009 10:43
Spotlight On

"Spotlight On" California Dried Plums aired on Public Television stations nationwide http://www.trivue.org/All_Movies/Prunes.html

Pioneer Study Reveals Dried Plums Effective in the Reduction of Heart Disease

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.

Dried Plums Premiere on Oprah!

January 26, 2009 05:58
California Dried Plum Board

Dried plums made the coveted list of six in the healthy antioxidant food category!