These Old Fashioned Recipes for Desserts are Back - and Better Than Ever

By Hilary Rance

Everything old is new again. These old-fashioned recipes for desserts are still totally in style.

Old-Fashioned Recipes for Desserts
Old Fashioned Desserts - old fashioned prune cake

Building a Healthy Self With Prunes From Your Shelf

By: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN

Building a healthy self is simple with prunes on your shelf! Leslie Bonci, MS, RD, CSSD and Sports Dietitian for Super Bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs, shares how.

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Prunes Found to Modify the Gut Microbiome in Postmenopausal Women

By Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD

There seems to be headlines weekly, sometimes even daily, about new research regarding the gut microbiome, gut microbiota and the connection to a variety of health outcomes. A recently published study that reports prunes appear to favorably impact the gut microbiome.

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Healthy and Delicious Dinner Ideas

By Alison Needham

Easy to prepare, healthy meals have been trending for quite some time. With harried schedules more the norm now than ever, it’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon. Although prunes are most often touted for their gut-health benefits, many home cooks and chefs alike are discovering that the recipes that include California Prunes and Prune Purée can help get a healthy, delicious meal on the table – and quickly!

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Prebiotic Bone Building Power of Prunes

By Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD

This may be one of those “no duh” moments when scientific research is released and seems to point out the obvious. Right now, you may be thinking “of course prunes are prebiotic – they are the original good gut food after all.” Now, there is empirical evidence to support defining prunes as a prebiotic food and why.

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How do Antioxidants Impact Inflammation?

By: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN

When it comes to overall health and wellness, free radicals, antioxidants, and inflammation are important factors worth addressing.

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Your Guide to Healthier Baking

By Alison Needham

Perhaps you’ve heard of the gut health benefits of eating prunes every day. While we are huge fans of simply eating prunes as a healthy, nutritious, and delicious snack, we predict that prunes are the next BIG thing to add health and nutrition to baked goods! Whether you are trying to reduce refined sugar, cut unhealthy fats, or simply make healthier baked goods, California Prunes and Prune Purée are ingredients more and more bakers are relying on to enhance their cakes, cookies, muffins, and more.

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Protecting Your Heart with California Prunes

By Jim White, RDN

What do you think of when you think about California Prunes? Most immediately, people tend to think of their wonderful effects on digestion and gut health. While that is true, California Prunes are also incredibly cardioprotective.

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4 Surprising Facts about California Prunes

By Chris Mohr, PhD, RD

If prunes aren’t on your grocery shopping list yet, they will be once you learn about all the goodness of California Prunes. While some may think that prunes only help with ‘regularity,’ they are so much more! Here are 4 surprising facts about prunes, besides helping your digestion.

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Get in the Zone to Protect Your Bones at Every Life Stage

By Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN

Here are some friendly tips to incorporate California Prunes from the early years through adulthood, based on the four major principles of the recently released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Holiday Foods for a Healthy Immune System

By Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN

The holiday season is a time for festivities, but it can also be a frenzy. We’re often on-the-go, pushing our boundaries, and neglecting our own wellness. Before this season ramps up and we get wrapped up in all the excitement of giving to others, let’s be sure we gift ourselves moments of self-care every day.

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California Prunes: Good For Your Body, Bones & Athletic Performance!

By Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD

Fresh fruit, dried fruit, frozen fruit…so much fruit to choose from and still so much confusion over what’s best for health. In this post, I’ll tackle what I think is one of the most underrated options: California Prunes!

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California Prunes: The Unsung Heroes for Moms & Kids, Alike!

By Annessa Chumbley, RD

To me, prunes are like the little unsung heroes in the food & nutrition world. But give them a crown and a cape, because they truly are superheroes for the body. Just take a look at the benefits.

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How California Prunes Can Support Your Core Nutrition Goals

By Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN

Smart athletes include foods that benefit their heart, and certainly decreasing the risk of injury by optimizing bone health is a goal for all active people. So, what do California Prunes bring to the plate, bowl or glass?

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What Makes California Prunes a Perfect Pantry-Staple

By Marisa Moore, MBA. RDN. LD.

Prunes are a fiber-rich and sweet addition to any plate – as an appetizer, snack or part of the main meal. The slightly earthy, sweet flavor goes well with lots of foods, including different proteins, grains, and baked goods. Pair California Prunes with …

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