Spoiler alert ~ yes! Plums are the new star superfruit (move over blueberries) and they have so many health benefits to offer. And when we get tired of eating them out of hand, we pull out our best plum recipes!
Plums are a delicious fruit with healthy benefits!
Fresh plums are in season from May to October and after over 10 years of professional recipe development I have the utmost respect for these juicy stone fruits. I don’t like to pick favorites, but plums, in all their glorious variety, are always top of my list. Plums, technically drupes, (fruit whose seed is surrounded by a pit) come in a staggering variety of sizes and colors. They’re low in calories (about 30 in an average plum,) low on the glycemic scale, without fat, cholesterol, or sodium ~
- Plums are high in Vitamin C which means they’re good for your eyes, and healthy blood vessels.
- They’re also high in potassium and anthocyanins, which helps keep blood pressure in check.
- Plums are filled with antioxidants which fight cell damage and many common diseases like cancer. Studies have shown that plums are as high or higher in antioxidants than blueberries.
- The sorbitol in plums provides a natural laxative.
- Plums and prunes (dried plums) can contribute to overall bone health.
- Plums are high in fiber which will help keep blood sugar levels even and can help lower your risk of developing diabetes.
Eat lots of fresh plums while they’re in season, in fact, make them a daily habit. And while you’re at it, why not whip up a few delicious treats with our new favorite superfood!