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Plum


Other Names:  
Aloobukara, Alpaghoda

Description:  
Plums belong to the Prunus genus of plants and are relatives of the peach, nectarine and almond. They are all considered "drupes," fruits that have a hard stone pit surrounding their seeds. One of the unique things about plums is that there are so many varieties available, red, yellow and black plums. When plums are dried, they are known as prunes

Commonly used in: 
Plums are delicious eaten as is. It is usually baked in pies and crumbles, poached, in jams, juices.

Health Benefits: 
Better iron absorption and more antioxidantpProtection from Vitamin C, lowers your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, the antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and K; and carotenoids on the development of early ARMD or neovascular ARMD, rich in dietary fiber and potassium.