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Plum - Yellow

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Introduction

A plum is a fruit of some species in Prunus subg. Prunus. Plums are a diverse group of species. The commercially important plum trees are medium-sized, usually pruned to 5–6 metres in height. Fruits are usually of medium size, between 2–7 centimetres in diameter, globose to oval. The plum is a drupe, meaning its fleshy fruit surrounds a single hard seed. The yellow plum it can be found apart from yellow also in orange and red varieties.

History

Plums are believed to be amongst the first fruits domesticated by humans. In fact, some of the most abundantly cultivated species are not found in the wild and can be found only around human settlements. It is believed that plums originated in Iran. Over the years they were spread around Asia and were introduced in many European countries. The yellow plum is originated from the French region of Lorraine. 

Regions

Plums are cultured in many countries around the world. China is the leading producer, while significant amounts are produced in Romania, the USA, Serbia, Iran, Turkey, Chile, India, Italy, Spain, and France.


Flavours & Texture

The taste of the plum fruit ranges from sweet to tart depending on the variety. The skin itself may be particularly tart, with a semi firm pulp. Yellow plums are known for being sweet and full of flavour. 

Preparation

The skin of the plum is safe to eat and provides a sharper flavour than the flesh. You can slice it and remove the seed and use it in your fruit salad. You can also make juice or use in your smoothies.

Nutritional Value

Plums are low in calories and are a good source of fiber and vitamins.

Calories per 100g

46 kcal

Fat

0.3 g

Carbohydrates

11 g

Fiber

1.4 g

Protein

0.7 g

Iron

0.9 % of the RDI

Potassium

4 % of the RDI

Vitamin C

16 % of the RDI

Vitamin A

6.9 %  of the RDI