Over the past decade, researchers have made considerable progress in discovering and understanding the positive effects the consumption of California Prunes can have on our health, including bone health and gut health.
California Prunes are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin K and are a source of manganese, copper and vitamin B6. Together, these nutrients form a web of vital functions that support overall health:
- vitamin K and manganese contribute to the maintenance of normal bones;
- vitamin B6 and copper contribute to the normal function of the immune system;
- manganese helps protect cells from oxidative stress;
- and potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure.
Eating 100g prunes daily also contributes to normal bowel function.
Considerable research has been undertaken to discover and understand the positive impact the consumption of California Prunes has on gut health and bone health. For further details, HCPs can visit our research pages.