Amazing Fruit Delish…Plums!
Plums as a common day fruit, finds its way to be on the table of our consuming fruit menu.There are so many health benefits from this fruit that are good for our health, and that is why we need to consider consuming them on a more regular basis.
These bluish fruits are juicy and so delicious and belong to the genus Prunus of the Rosaceae family which also includes peaches, apricots, and nectarines. They can be found in diverse colors and shapes with over 2000 different varieties to choose from.
Which Health Benefits They Offer?
There are so many varieties of health benefits of this fruit.They are really good for improving your digestion, fights influenza infection and anxiety-related problems,osteoporosis, macular degeneration, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
It helps maintaining your:
- cardiovascular health
- cognitive health
- immune system strength
- cellular health
- electrolyte balance
- the nervous system
- skin care and blood clotting
- full with antioxidants
- beneficial during pregnancy
- electrolyte balance
- skin care
Plums contain an assortment of healthy components, vitamins and minerals and are an excellent source of vitamins such as:
- vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- vitamin K
- vitamin B1
- vitamin B2
- vitamin B3
- vitamin B-6
- vitamin E
Minerals present in plums include potassium, fluoride, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc. They also supply much dietary fiber and offer very low calories without any harmful fats.
They are packed with an immense range of phenols and flavonoids, which offer an impressive range of health benefits.
As you can see they have so much health in them, that you should put them on your fruit menu permanently. Here is one recipe you can find interesting to make. and of course, you can experiment by your own.
- 16 large, firm ripe red or black plums, stemmed
- 1 3-inch stick cinnamon
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 4 whole cloves
- Combine sugar, wine, one cup of water, cloves, cinnamon and lemon zest in a saucepan large enough to hold the plums.
- Bring the ingredients to a boil and cook uncovered for about 5 minutes
- Add plums and bring mixture back to a boil
- Lower the heat and simmer the fruit for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on their ripeness,until they are tender but still hold their shape.
- Some of them will be ready before others, so you remove them as they are done. Then, when they are all cooked, return them to the syrup, remove from heat and let it cool.
- Chill plums in the syrup. Serve over vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt with some of the syrup, or serve with their syrup topped with whipped cream or creme fraiche. The choice is yours…