Although plums have long been used in culinary and in the production of many home-made foods, often are unjustifiably considered as very common fruits. However, they are a kind of “super fruit”. You wonder why?
- They are rich in vitamin C, and in significant amounts contain vitamin B, E and K.
- In addition to vitamins, plums contain many minerals, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium …
- It is known that plums cause food to be cooked better and help with constipation because they are rich in fiber, which also balances the level of cholesterol in the blood.
- Plums are a source of antioxidants that protect body cells from damage and act anti-inflammatory. Some studies have shown that only one plum contains an equal amount of antioxidants such as a palm full of blueberries.
- Because of the nutrients, the plums reinforce immunity and affect positively on the health of the heart, bone health, purifies the liver, improve vision, mood and memory.
- Although they contain a large amount of fruit sugars, they have a low glycerol index, or only 46 calories per 3.75 ounces of plums.
Hint: Those plums you eat during the day can be stored at room temperature, while the rest in the refrigerator. You can put them in a plastic bag to stand for a long time.