Plums have four times lower energy value than bread. Their great taste comes from the good ratio of sugar (five types) and fruit acids. The healing properties of plums are beneficial in treating kidney disease, gout, liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis and others.
Plums Nutrition Facts
It is recommended to consume plums because this fruit contain a combination of vitamins, including: vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin E. None of this vitamins is contained in high amounts, but their combination is beneficial for your organism.
This is the main reason why plum is called real natural multivitamin.
The fresh fruit is the most healing part of the plum. It contains 84% water, 0.6% protein, 10% carbohydrates, 2.1 fiber, and it is especially important to emphasize that plums contain high amount of pectin, which makes it one of the healthiest fruits and a natural remedy beneficial in regulating digestion.
Plums are rich in beta-carotene, folic acid and minerals, including: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and copper. Copper is the most important mineral for the proper function of heart and liver. Plums also contain apple acid.
Today you can find around 2 000 kinds of plum varieties (yellow, green, blue and red). Prunus domestica or European plum and Prunus salicina or Japanese plum have the most healing properties.
Plums should be used fresh, but you can use this delicacy to prepare delicious and fresh fruit salads, deserts, marmalade, sauce, juice and compote.
Plum compote is efficient in treating constipation, because it contains lots of pectin, helpful in stimulating intestine function.