Juicy and fragrant, deliciously sweet, plum can be consumed raw, as jam or pastries. Plum falls into the multivitamin fruit, but many of us are not used to eat regularly, or during the season of fresh plums. You may begin to eat this wonderful fruit, once you read what they’d do to the body.
Composition of plums:
84% water, 0.6% protein, 10% carbohydrate, 2.1 g fiber. They are rich in vitamins A, C and E, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium.
If you eat 5 prunes a day, here’s how it will affect your organism.
- Lower blood sugar levels
Plums can help you control your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of type two diabetes
- Improve memory
Plums are helping your body to get rid of the negative effects of free radicals that badly affect our memory and our memory.
- Protect the heart
One fresh plum contains on average 113 mg potassium. This mineral helps control high blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Improve and protect the entire digestive system
Dried plums are a great way to speed up digestion.
- Improve eye health
Plums are both important for eye health. Phytonutrients found in plums may lower the risk of macular degeneration or yellow spots, disease affects mainly the elderly.
- Selection and storage
Plums can be accessible year around, but they are at their best between May until September. In the groceries, look for fresh fruits with rich color and may still have a slight whitish “bloom” on their surface indicating that they are fresh stock and have not been fumbled.
Avoid those ones with very soft, or with cuts or bruises. Ripe fruits just yield to gentle pressure and characteristic a sweet aroma.
Hard but mature plums can be kept at room temperature until they are ripen. Once ready, they can be placed inside the fridge but should be brought to room temperature before being consumed in order to enjoy their rich natural flavor. Dry plums called “prunes,” can be stored at room temperature for few days.
Wash plums in cold running water just before using. Fresh ripe plum can be enjoyed as is, with its peel.