Plums (Health Benefits)

This fruit has oval shape and dark purple to dark red color.The taste of the plum fruit ranges from sweet to tart; the skin itself may be particularly tart. It is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used in jam-making.This fruit offers many health benefits, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Plums are relatively low in calories (46 calories in 100 grams of fresh fruit).

Nutritional value per 100 g

Carbohydrates                       11.42 g

sugars                                   9.92 g

    dietary fiber                         1.4 g

Fat                                                 0.28 g

Protein                                        0.7 g

Vitamin C                                   9.5 mg

Vitamin E                                   0.26 mg

Vitamin K                                   6.4 μg

Calcium                                           6 mg

Magnesium                                    7 mg

You can enjoy it: fresh or dried,in fruit salads, desserts, ice creams, fillings,for making jams, jellies, marmalades,in smoothies, shakes, juicesIn pies, cakes, muffins, pastry etc.

This fruit is rich in dietary fiber, isatin and sorbitol.This ingredients help the digestive system functioning and help relieve constipation.Plums are a good source of flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea xanthin and cryptoxanthin.Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants and is present in plums.Vitamin C helps the body fight free radicals, fight infections and inflammations, helps iron absorption from food and is one of the most necessary vitamins.Vitamin K is helpful in reducing risk from Alzheimer’s disease and for clotting functions in the blood.There are many minerals in plums: iron, potassium, fluoride etc. Iron serves as an essential component in red blood cells formation.

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