PLUMS

Classification

A plum is classified as a Drupe..


Description

Plums are a diverse group of species. Sweet and tart, without any real distinctive flavor. Perhaps most like a grape, only with a firmer texture. The commercially important plum trees are medium sized, usually pruned to 5-6 meters height. The tree is of medium hardiness. Without pruning, the trees can reach 12 meters in height and spread across 10 meters. They blossom in different months in different parts of the world; for example, in about January in Taiwan and about April in the United States.

Fruits are usually of medium size, between 1 to 3 inches in diameter, globose to oval. The flesh is firm, juicy and mealy. The fruit's peel is smooth, with a natural waxy surface that adheres to the flesh. The fruit has a single large seed.

And dont forget plums come in different colors such as purple or black skin, green, dark yellow or a redish color.

Nutrient facts

Serving size- 165 g

Calories - 76

Total Fat- 0 which is 1%

Total Carbohydrate- 19g which is 6%

Dietary Fiber 2g which is 9%

Sugars-16g

Protein-1g

Vitamin A- 11 %

Calcium- 1%

Vitamin C- 26%

Iron- 2%

Cooking Methods

1. Eat them raw

2. Poach the plums

3.Stew the plums

4. Add fresh plum slices and pieces to cakes, tarts, puddings, and pies.

5. Turn plums in jam or other condiments

6. Use prunes in cooking

Plum recipes

1.Iny's Prune Cake with Buttermilk Icing

2. Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Grilled Plums

3.Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce

4.Italian Plum Tart