The California Prune Board (CPB) has funded a robust body of nutrition science examining the nutrition and health benefits of prunes. More than 70 peer-reviewed, published studies have examined prune consumption in relation to healthy digestion, gut health, bone health, heart health, weight management and satiety, and more.

This page contains helpful resources for registered dietitians and other health professionals.

Prune Nutrition Research Summary

Updated in March 2024, here is the latest summary of key nutrition research about prunes.

Summary of Key Nutrition Studies About Prunes (PDF)

California Prune Nutrition Handbook

The California Prunes Nutrition Handbook (2019 edition) is a compilation of all-things California Prunes as it relates to nutrition research and more. From the history of the California Prune, to the latest research on prunes and bone and digestive health, to cooking and baking ideas, this handbook is designed to be a go-to source of information for nutrition and health professionals.

Handbook for Health Professionals (PDF)
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California Prunes for Better Bones

Many people know about prunes’ role in digestion, but did you know about their role in maintaining bone health as people get older? Here’s a resource to share in your practice.

Infographic about Prunes for Bone Health (PDF)
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Prunes for Life Guide

Prunes pack a powerful punch of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Download our Prunes for Life guide for a summary of prunes’ nutrition, health benefits, and some snacking and cooking tips.

Guide to prune nutrition, health benefits & consumption (PDF)
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The Wonders of California Prunes

A serving of California Prunes (4-6 prunes) has less than 100 calories, no added sugar and are sodium, fat and cholesterol-free. For more surprising facts about this tasty, snackable superfood, check out this overview video.

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From You to Yum

Join RD Ambassador Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN in this informative presentation “From You to Yum! Leveraging Nutrition Communications, Trends & Perceptions to Become Relevant to Today’s Consumers.” This presentation will walk you through how to leverage your communications when working with brands like California Prunes.

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Healthy Living Articles

Check out our archive of articles about the benefits of prunes.

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Additional Research

Considerable research has been done to discover and understand the health benefits the consumption of California Prunes has on gut health, bone health, heart health, and weight management. Browse abstracts by topic.

Complete List of Peer-Reviewed, Published Prune Nutrition Studies

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