Both plums and prunes are source of fibre—prunes are known for the laxative effects. These pitted fruits have a good levels in vitamin A and potassium.
Plums and prunes come in many varieties and are among the few purple foods. They range in flavours from sweet to sour and are mildly acid-forming when broken down in the body.
Nutrients: vitamin C, dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin K, phytonutrients (flavonoids, phenolic acids), iron, potassium.
Benefits: May help with cancer healing, reduce weight gain, digestive system due to constipation.
Recipes this week: Ideas to incorporate plums in your meals for vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo and plant-based.
Choose plums/prunes that have:
Avoid plums/prunes that have:
At room temperature to ripen, in refrigerator when ripe. In paper bag to ripen for plums, in airtight container in a cool dark place for prunes.