Health Professionals

Good for your gut, your bones, and your heart. California Prunes pack a powerful punch and we've got you covered with resources including research, tips, recipes, and more.

Try incorporating California Prunes into your recommendations as an unexpected and delicious choice for your clients. A single serving of California Prunes (4-5 prunes) can support good gut health, strong bones, and a healthy heart. They taste great, pack up easily as a convenient snack, and work well was a healthier ingredient swap.

California Prune Juice

Discover the Power of California Prune Juice

It’s important to seek out California Prune Juice to ensure a product that not only consistently tastes the best, but also delivers the functional benefits that consumers are seeking. Discover how the nutrients in California Prune Juice form a web of vital functions that support overall health and the immune system, all for less than 200 calories per glass.

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Prune Nutrition Research

A resource guide for health professionals.

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California Prunes Nutrition Handbook

Prune Research Summary

A summary of key nutrition and health studies.

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Prune Research Summary

Nutrition Facts Label

Nutrient-dense California Prunes are packed with vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin K, potassium and magnesium, that help support overall health and nutrition. With 3 g of fiber per serving and no added sugars, low-glycemic California Prunes are a naturally sweet, fat-free, and gut-friendly food — a true nutrient powerhouse!

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Discover New Pairings

California Prunes + Butternut Squash = Earthy, Neutral, Sweet, Vegetal, Autumnal

California Prunes taste and pair like no other prunes in the world. Try using them in savory and sweet dishes to explore their versatility.

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a bowl of Farro with California Prunes

California Prunes for Better Bones

It’s never too early—or too late—to start thinking about nutrition and exercise for healthy bones. Explore the Better Bones infographic to learn more.

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California Prunes for Better Bones

California Prunes = Flavor + Versatility

Whether they’re whole, diced or puréed, there are endless ways to cook and bake with California Prunes. California Prunes are versatile enough to be used in a myriad of culinary applications and paired with a variety of flavors, from sweet to fermented.. The California Prune Board has partnered with registered dietitians to create an array of nutritious and delicious recipes using California Prunes. For the full selection of RD-created recipes and more, please visit our recipe section.

Our Approach to Nutrition Research

The California Prune Board established a nutrition advisory panel in 1997 and continues to lead the way in supporting scientifically rigorous research on the nutritional and health benefits of incorporating California Prunes into the diet. Key areas of research include: digestive health, bone health, managing hunger/satiety and microbial changes in the gut. Research indicates prunes may be one of the most valuable foods to be top of mind when describing healthful eating patterns.

Advisory Panel
The Nutrition Advisory Panel helps identify nutrition research priorities for the California Prune Board. The distinguished members of the panel represent expertise in the areas of women’s health, general dietary guidance, dietary fiber, digestive health, nutrition and physical activity, nutrition and immunity, antioxidant research and food science.

The panel includes:


Ph.D., FASN, FACN, CNS-S, Research Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University


Ph.D, RD, FACSM, Director of Sports Nutrition, Intercollegiate Athletics and Nutritional Sciences Departments, Pennsylvania State University, University Park


Ph.D., RD, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Institute, Department of Inflammation & Immunity, Lerner Research Institute, Director of Nutrition Research, Center for Human Nutrition, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University


Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul


Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park


Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emerita, Purdue University

The nutrition research activities of the California Prune Board are coordinated by Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD, Nutrition Advisor.