I cannot get enough of plums this year! I have always loved anything tart so plums are no exception. I am partial to plums that are red on the inside only because they are more photogenic… you know how it goes.
Four Facts on Plum Nutrition
- Plums (and prunes) contain an antioxidant group known as phenols. Phenols have been shown to help prevent oxygen-based damage to fats that make up cell membranes and brain cells.
- Plums have also been shown to increase iron absorption in the body.
- Plums and especially prunes contain dietary fiber, sorbitol, and isatin which help regulate the digestive system functioning, (and relieve constipation).
- Plums are a low calorie fruit and have a low glycemic index score (GI) which means they help to regulate and control blood sugars.
Ripe plums should be stored in the refrigerator, whereas unripe prunes can be kept at room temperature until they ripen.