Should You Eat More Plums?

fresh plums

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!

Italian plums in a strainer

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.
fresh plums


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!

cardamom plum crumble bars

cardamom plum crumble bar on a white plate with fork

plum amaretto sorbet

vanilla almond plum crumble

a plum crumble on a baking sheet with serving spoon

plum blitz kuchen

A piece of plum blitz kuchen cake on a blue and white plate

fresh plum popsicles

Healthy Dinosaur Egg Popsicles with other pluot pops are made from summer's juciest and most colorful fruit! |

ricotta plum cake

three slices of ricotta plum cake

honey roasted plums with fresh ricotta

drizzling honey on plums in a copper skillet
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  • Reply
    Trish Howard
    September 21, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Need help!! I have a lot of dried plums raisins cherries & different nuts like hazelnut walnut & almonds
    Unfortunately I don’t know how to use… can u please help me????

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      September 21, 2021 at 11:49 am

      It sounds like you have the makings for a great granola, or some fabulous fruit and nut bread!

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