By: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Finding your most sustainable self involves being mindful of your food choices and habits – including how they affect your health and how they impact the planet.
Starting with your health, California Prunes are nutrient-packed fruits that can support your journey to a sustainable self. Prunes provide micronutrients and phytonutrients to support healthy bones. Their fiber and sorbitol content help keep our bowel movements regular. From the previous article in this newsletter (The Prebiotic Bone Building Power of California Prunes) you learned prunes’ acted as prebiotics seemingly providing fuel for the good bacteria in the gut. Moreover, prunes are available all year long, making them easy to incorporate into your diet every day. They are shelf-stable and can be readily used in a variety of meals and snacks. California Prunes can help you sustain your healthy body and healthy food choices.
From a global perspective, your sustainable self relies on a food system that is kind to our planet. California Prune harvesting has minimal impact on the land. In California, prune growers practice water conservation and soil preservation, employ renewable energy strategies, and protect the health of pollinators. The California Prune industry applies practices that sustain our resources and support the environment.
As you continue to work toward sustainable practices for yourself and for the environment, be sure to keep California Prunes at the top of your grocery lists. California Prunes are not only good for you. They are an ingredient you can feel good about.