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Plum - Marian / Mango

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Introduction

Marian plums are no ordinary plums, they're also known as mango plums because they taste just like mango! Our Marian plums are super juicy and are grown in Thailand where the season runs from February to April.

History

Although known to have originated from Southeast Asia, the exact origin of the plum mango is unknown as they have been found growing in the wild since ancient times. It's the fruit of the flowering plant Bouea macrophyllac which can be found growing in tropical forests, but it is also grown in home gardens. The tree belongs to the family Anacardiaceae which also includes mango and cashew. The tree is evergreen and it grows to heights of 25 metres. Its fruits are very similar to mango fruits, they grow roughly 2 to 5 cm in diameter and they are green in colour. It is currently cultivated on a very small scale in Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, and Malaysia with minimal exports

Regions

The tree is native to Indonesia, and Burma. It is also found in Thailand, Laos, and Malaysia, where it is commercially grown.

Flavours &Texture

Plum mangoes have a pleasant taste and they are sweet with a pinch of sour. Its taste is like a combination of persimmon, mango, and apricot. They have tight skin, while their flesh is juicy, soft, and a bit fibrous. 

Preparation

The skin of the plum mango is safe to eat and the fruit can be eaten raw. You can use it in your fruit salad, make juice or use it in your smoothies.

Nutritional Value

Plum mango is low in calories and is a good source of fiber and vitamins.

Calories per 100g

70 kcal

Fat

0.27 g

Carbohydrates

17 g

Fiber

1.8 g

Protein

0.5 g

Iron

0.13 mg

Potassium

156 mg

Vitamin C

27.7 mg

Vitamin K

4.2 mg