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.
51 thoughts on “Plums”
Wow! Thank you. I must eat more plums!
Is good for your health
Wow! Amazing, dramatic photo!
I should give them a try! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
You are welcome
I love these. They are in season now in our area and I eat them everyday. Sadly our tree only produced about 25 of them due to the extreme heat and drought so I have to buy them, but it’s worth it 🙂
We have it fresh, too.
And plum French tarts are just divine!
Yes they are.
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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!
Nice to know all the health benefits, thanks for sharing!
You are welcome
I love plums!! They’re sweet and tart and juicy!! Yummy!
I’ve never been a huge plum fan – But I might try them in my smoothies!
My grandmother in Georgia used to make plum jams too. It’s a pure taste of my childhood, loved it!
We used to make it outside in a huge pot over a fire. All family will pick the plums and then get together by the fire and tell stories.
That is so sweet. Sadly, that’s nothing like we used to do it. It was usually just my grandma doing all the work and then me getting in the way trying to scrape the leftovers off the pots.
We all love to scrape for leftovers 🙂
Love plums! Thanks!!
You are welcome
Do prunes do as well? Fresh local plums are scarce this year.
Yes, they do.
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Consider Plum wine too. They are versatile to use in both desserts or a a marinate. Umeshu is has been consumed in Japan since the 6th century after its introduction from China.
Wow. I like the sound of that. Thank you for your information.
I do like plums. But I have to say I keep coming back to look at that picture, it’s so stunning. Almost looks like space eggs or something, but great image choice.
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.
ur pic makes wanna eat them!
The photo looks out of this world. You’ve inspired me to go out and pick some plums. 🙂
This picture is amazing. I like plums, but figs are in season at the moment – next up are plums!
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
Thank you for stopping by
Good information! I’ll have to see if my parrots like plums sometime.
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!
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Wonderfully put about some of my favorite fruit! Plumlicious!!!
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