Collaboration will highlight benefits of prunes to good bone health

California Prunes

California Prunes is keen to promote the dried fruit’s health benefits

California Prunes has once again teamed up with the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) to promote the positive effects prunes can have on skeletal health.

The ROS is the UK’s largest national charity dedicated to improving bone health and beating osteoporosis. The charity equips people with practical information and support to take action on their bone health, which includes its Bone Health Accreditation scheme.

California Prunes were the first natural food to have been awarded ‘Bone Health Approved’ status in 2022, thanks to the positive effects the dried fruit can have on bones. The accreditation followed the publication of several studies showing how the vitamins and minerals that prunes contain can contribute to the maintenance of normal bones.

Registered dietitian and professional nutritionist Jo Travers explained: “California Prunes contain a range of nutrients that help to build healthy bones, including vitamin K and manganese. Recently published research has shown how daily consumption of prunes can reduce the effects of bone loss among postmenopausal women while further studies show the protective effects prunes can have on bone health in men over 50.”

Statistics from the ROS, which this month awarded new funding towards tackling inequalities in osteoporosis care, reveal that more than half of women and 20 percent of men over 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.

Jamie Grier, director of income and engagement for the ROS, said: “The Royal Osteoporosis Society is dedicated to improving bone health for everybody. This includes practical information and support to look after your bones through a balanced diet and exercise. We’re delighted to be working with California Prunes as we continue to raise awareness of the importance of good bone health.”