Plum is considered as a real natural multivitamin. This fruit is rich in vitamins with low energy value, and their ratoptimal for your overall health.
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
You should have plums in your kitchen whenever possible. This fruit consists of a combination of vitamins such as: vitamin C, B6, and vitamin E, which are extremely important for the human organism.
This is the main reason why plum is called real natural multivitamin.
The fresh fruit contains 84% water, 0.6% protein, 10% carbohydrates, 2.1 fiber, and it is extremely important to know that plums contain high amounts of pectin – this is what makes them one of the healthiest fruits and a natural remedy for regulating digestion.
Plums are also rich in beta-carotene, folic acid and minerals such as: calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, and copper, and the most important mineral for proper functioning of the heart and the liver is copper. Plums have apple acid as well.
Nowadays, there are about 2 000 kinds of plum varieties (yellow, green blue, and red). The ones with the most healing properties are Prunus domestica or European plum, and Prunus salicina or Japanese plum.
You should consume plums fresh, yet you can always prepare a delicious and fresh fruit salads, desserts, marmalade, sauce, juice or some compote.
In fact, plum compote is really efficient in treating constipation, because of its high amount of pectin, helpful in stimulation of the intestine function.