Plum

Prunus domestica

What gives it its taste and how to recognise it

  • appropriate choice of variety to suit the soil and climate
  • exposure to sunlight
  • sugar content of above 13° Brix
  • acidity between 10 and 13 mEq/100 cc inclusive
  • sugar/acidity balance
  • harvested at the right degree of ripeness
  • even colouring with bloom present
  • fresh-looking stalk
  • slightly soft to the touch.

Nutritional and nutraceutical value

  • energy content: 35Kcal/100g;
  • rich in: potassium, vitamin A, diphenylisatin (stimulates bowel movement), minerals and roughage;
  • benefits: helps regulate cholesterol, blood sugar levels and blood pressure; remineralises and energises; helps protect the skin and body from ageing.

Varieties and periods of availability

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European plum
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