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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.


July 20, 2018 11:04

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 14:18

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

Prune Power to Help UK Hit Increased Fibre Intake Requirements

March 22, 2018 14:36

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.

2017 California Prune Harvest Returns to Typical Levels Following Weather-Challenged Yield of 2016

March 22, 2018 13:31

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.

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.

New Study Adds to Ongoing Research that Dried Plums Bone-Preserving Effects Seen with One Daily Serving of Dried Plums

April 25, 2016 14:25

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.[1] 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.

New Studies Presented at Experimental Biology 2016 Highlight Potential Health Benefits

April 25, 2016 11:09

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.  

Dried Plums May Help Astronauts Build Better Bones

February 11, 2016 08:37

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


March 30, 2015 09:25

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.

The Unexpected Culinary Ingredient Steps into the Spotlight

January 05, 2015 16:05

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

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.

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.

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 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

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."