De Souza is doing a one-year study on 200 postmenopausal women, also funded by the California Dried Plum Board
The research was funded by the California Dried Plum Board
and presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology conference in Boston.
The California Dried Plum Board
provided the dried plums for the study, as well as some funding to measure markers of oxidative stress.
Last year the same researchers reported on the carbohydrate profile of plums and prunes, with funding from the California Dried Plum Board
Just two years ago the California Dried Plum Board
, formerly known as the California Prune Board, tried to reinvigorate the plum category and gain younger consumers by renaming the old, stodgy prune as the more upbeat and healthy dried plum.
To keep bakers and technologists current on bakery innovations with dried plums, the California Dried Plum Board
has compiled a convenient new bakery CD containing a series of technical bulletins that describe dried plums' natural composition (a unique combination of sorbitol, pectin and malic acid) and explain how it works to improve baking formulas.
The re-named California Dried Plum Board
now hopes to promote the health rewards from eating dried plums beyond prunes' well-known laxative benefits.
The study investigating the effects of prunes on bone-density is being funded by USDA and in part by the California Dried Plum Board