Report Cites Big Health Benefits

DanGeneral, Industry News Release, Tree, nut & vine crops

Source: California Grape and Tree Fruit League

According to new studies by a Texas research team, peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study, which will be presented at the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia next August, showed that the compounds in stone fruits could be a weapon against “metabolic syndrome,” in which obesity and inflammation lead to serious health issues.

The lead researcher on the study is Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, AgriLife Research food scientist and an associate professor at Texas A&M University.

The studies on the health benefits of stone fruit have been funded by California Tree Fruit Agreement, California Plum Board, California Grape and Tree Fruit League and Texas Department of Agriculture. Click here to read more on the study and to view the press release sent out this week.