Probiotic Prunes win Good Housekeeping 2022 Healthy Snack Award

Not-so-humble brag alert: we are absolutely thrilled and honored to have our Probiotic Prunes receive a Good Housekeeping 2022 Healthy Snack Award!

It’s well known that prunes help keep you regular, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible benefits of prunes. We sat down with our very own CCN, Natalie Mariani Kling, to learn a little more about the importance of gut health –


Gut health… why should people care? 

The gut is known by scientists as the second brain. The gut is responsible for about 70% of the immune system and 90% of serotonin production, which affects sleep, mood, memory and many other functions of the body. 

A healthy microbiome (a happy gut) helps you feel clear headed, focused, strong, and stable.  When our microbiome is suffering, we can feel foggy, chaotic and unstable. 

Wow! In addition to eating high-fiber foods (like dried fruit!) what are other ways people can promote a healthy gut?

Probiotics! Probiotics are “good bacteria” and help keep bad bacteria, yeast, funguses and viruses out of your body and promote a very healthy and happy microbiome. They also provide important information to the brain that help keep the entire body balanced!

Where do people typically get probiotics? Why are Mariani Probiotic Prunes special? 

Probiotics can be taken as a supplement and are found in foods such as yogurt. Mariani Probiotic Prunes have GanedenBC30, unique probiotic cultures that are better suited to thrive in the harsh environment in the stomach, delivering live probiotic cells more effectively to the rest of your digestive system. The more probiotics thrive, the more they can facilitate a healthier gut and therefore a healthier body.

What is your favorite way to enjoy Mariani Probiotic Prunes?  

Simple! Straight out of the bag, or I combine one prune with one square of dark chocolate for an upgraded indulgent treat!


Get your Mariani Probiotic Prunes in our online store today!