• 01 Sep - 07 Sep, 2018
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Nutritional Profile

Plum provides 46 calories per 100g; 170mcg of iron, 10mg of vitamin C, 157mg of potassium and 700mg of protein.

Interesting facts

· Plum may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by humans. Their remains have been found in Neolithic age archaeological sites along with olives, grapes and figs.

· Plum trees are grown in every continent except Antarctica and are most commonly planted in temperate zones.

· It is a drupe or stone fruit, meaning its fleshy fruit surrounds a single hard seed. China is the world’s leading producer of plums accounting for about half of world production. Other major producers are Romania, Serbia, and Iran.

Heath Benefits

· Plums and prunes, dried plums, are rich in antioxidants, which are helpful for reducing inflammation and protecting your cells from damage by free radicals that cause cancer.

· Plums are impressively high in nutrients. They contain over 15 different vitamins and minerals.

· Consuming plums and prunes on a regular basis may have a protective effect on heart health. They have been studied for their potential to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which are major risk factors for heart disease.