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Prunes Are Officially Recognized BY The EU As Beneficial For The Digestive System

June 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
After six years of study, the European Food Safety Authority has ruled that scientific evidence confirms the beneficial effect of prunes on digestive health because of the amount of natural fiber they deliver. The ruling makes prunes the only natural, whole and dried fruit to achieve an authorized health claim in the EU. The application was pursued by the California Prune Board. Nutritionists recommend that people eat 25 grams of fiber every day. In the UK, however, only 20 percent of the population eats enough fiber. Three prunes provide one of the five-a-day fruit and vegetable requirements necessary for a healthy and balanced diet, the Board says.
"California Prunes Benefit Digestive Health Says European Food Standards Agency", News release, California Prune Board, June 12, 2013, © California Prune Board
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