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2010-08-24 11:00:00

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures cool and families trade pool toys for school supplies, Ocean Spray is excited to offer a new, delicious, on-the-go snack for the whole family. Ocean Spray's new dried fruit lineup, including Jumbo Dried Cranberries, Dried Cherries, and Dried Blueberries, is a fun, fresh way for families to enjoy their favorite fruits all year-round. Ocean Spray Dried Fruit is a simple, delicious way to enjoy the taste and benefits of...

2010-05-11 12:53:00

FISHERS, Ind., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of the New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles areas are about to go bananas for the newest, healthy treat to hit the market: Funky Monkey Snacks. The popular snack made of freeze-dried fruit will arrive in style this summer via brightly-colored Funky Monkey Mobiles beginning May 13. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100511/PH02935 ) The "Funky See, Funky Do" tour will take place from mid-May through the end of September,...

2010-04-06 10:20:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- It is well known that a balanced diet and regular exercise are the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle. However, many are unaware that the right combination of diet and exercise can also provide added benefits. Recent research* shows that eating raisins combined with walking may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in 50 to 70 year-old men and postmenopausal women. The results of this study were the motivation for a new partnership between the...

2010-03-30 09:13:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Kansas State University researcher is exploring the use of Chinese wolfberries to improve vision deficiencies that are common for type-2 diabetics. Dingbo "Daniel" Lin, K-State research assistant professor of human nutrition, is studying wolfberries and their potential to improve damage to the retina. His findings show that the fruit can lower the oxidative stress that the eye undergoes as a result of type-2 diabetes. "I would not say...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB), the state marketing order that represents nearly 3,000 growers of California Raisins, today announced the expansion of its third annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest. The contest, open now through August 16, 2010, has expanded the categories of Artisan and Commercial breads to now include rolls, pastries, scones, coffee cakes and any other breakfast breads containing California Raisins. (Photo:...

2009-12-08 08:15:00

FISHERS, Ind., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As the winter months hit the Northern Hemisphere, many Americans' diets tend to go into hibernation. Local produce becomes non-existent, and fresh, in-season fruit is harder to come by. Trouble is, our nutritional needs don't change. According to the USDA's MyPyramid guidelines, adults need three to four servings of fruit per day, year round. Add in the temptations so prevalent during the end-of-year holidays--cookies, pastries, and high-calorie...

2009-10-26 12:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Data recently presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Denver suggest that raisin and dried fruit consumption are associated with better overall eating patterns and nutrient intake. In addition, dried fruit consumption was found to be associated with lower body weight measures. The analysis, funded by the California Raisin Marketing Board, examined the association between dried fruit...

2009-10-26 10:04:00

BOSTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Uno Chicago Grill®, America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant(1), introduces some "berry" delicious options as part of its limited-time-only fall menu. This exciting fall menu stars two super berries: cranberries and goji berries. While cranberries are a well-known and popular accent to many dishes, UNO now introduces its guests to goji berries, which were once the territory of a select few health food aficionados. Goji berries, classified...

2009-10-02 11:50:00

Some imported brands of dried plums, including Casa De Dulce Salted Plum Suckers, have elevated levels of lead, Texas health officials said. Most of the plum products are sold as salted or candied treats in Hispanic and Asian markets, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a release Friday. Test results from a state laboratory in Austin, Texas, showed the dried plum products contained lead levels ranging from 0.11 parts per million to 30.3 parts per million, department...

2009-09-02 14:25:00

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the return of busy school schedules combined with the complexities of challenging economic times, parents are thinking back-to-basics when it comes to keeping on-the-go families fit and eating healthy. That's why California Raisins and celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters, have teamed up to create simple solutions for keeping families healthy all school year long. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090902/CG69919-a) (Photo:...