California Prunes Love Your Bones
California prunes are proud to support the international osteoporosis foundation (IOF) in promoting bone health.
A growing body of research continues to support California prunes as a nutritious whole food with promising effects on bone health, which is why The California Prune Board is proud to be supporting the worthwhile work of the IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies this year.
Osteoporosis continues to be a growing health concern and according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF): one in three women and up to at least one in five men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis.
Prunes have long been recommended as a nutrient-dense food to incorporate into meals and eat straight out of the package as a snack. Increasing research supports their well-rounded nutrition story that extends beyond bone health. In fact, prunes carry an authorised digestive health claim in Europe: eating 100g (8-12) prunes daily as part of a balanced diet contributes to normal bowel function.
High in fibre, fat-free and containing only naturally occurring sugars, with no added sugar, prunes are high in potassium which helps maintain normal blood pressure; a source of vitamin B6 and copper, which support normal functioning of both the immune and nervous systems; and high in vitamin K and a source of manganese, which also support the maintenance of normal bones.