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Plums

plums and prunes

Plums belong to the Rosaceae family, including peaches, nectarine, almonds and damson. They are grown all over the world with different size, color and growth characteristic. A plum tree bears berries between May and September.

Health benefits of plums

  • They are low in calories (46 calories per 100g)
  • They relieve constipation problems
  • One medium-sized fresh plum contains 113 mg of potassium, a mineral that helps manage high blood pressure and reduce stroke risk
  • Fresh berries are a moderate source of vitamin C which is also a powerful natural antioxidant.
  • They are a moderate source of Vitamin A and beta-carotene, essential for maintaining healthy skin
  • They contain Vitamin K essential for many clotting factors function in the blood and help reduce Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly
  • Each dried plum has one gram of fiber.
  • They have a low glycemic index. Helps you control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Using plums in cooking

  • Chicken stew with plums will have much more flavor and texture and will taste like food from Middle East
  • Use them in desserts to give a sophisticated taste
  • Make a sandwich filler with cooked chicken breast, yogurt and plums
  • In Bucovina, Romania, we make an amazing jam called “Magiun”
  • Knedle with plums is a great dessert
  • To complement a cheese tray make a sauce from blending plums with spices
  • Add plums to your smoothies to get more vitamins. Add blueberries, strawberries or other berries with banana.

 

 

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51 thoughts on “Plums”

  1. I had to Google knedle with plums and came up with this mouthwatering recipe! http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/noodlesdumplings/r/plumdumplings.htm
    I’d only heard of kneidlach of the Jewish (eastern European) variety that go in chicken soup. I love the idea of them as a dessert, or possibly side dish.
    And with chicken, oh my goodness.
    I’m allergic to raw plums but can have them cooked. So this may be a new breakthrough! Watch my blog to see if I can incorporate your ideas somehow!

  2. I love plums! We make jam out of them too here in Italy, and use it with chestnut cakes. Sadly their way to relieve constipation problems is sometimes way too effective.

  3. Hello just stopping by plums are my husband’s favorite fruit and they are also high in potassium which I eat sparingly I love to make jam from these and in peshawar Pakistan they grow like crazy

  4. This makes me even happier to have plum trees in my garden! 🙂 i never knew they were that beneficial, i just ate them because they tasted good! You should check out my plum jam recipe!

      1. I LOVE your blog – you are an amazing photographer and writer. I am so thankful you visited my page and our paths crossed. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts and browsing through the wealth of information surrounded by the beauty you capture.

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