On the 28th August 2021 we celebrate National Plum Day.
This sweet round fruit belongs to the same family as peaches, nectarines, and apricots. But plums are much more diverse than their stone-fruit cousins.
They can be large or small, with red, purple, green, yellow, or orange skin, and pink, yellow, or orange flesh.
In addition to being colourful and delicious, plums are also known to have a number of heath benefits:
  • Plums help reduce blood sugar levels, and the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Plums encourage bone formation, improving bone density, and reducing bone loss
  • Dried plums or prunes are excellent in reducing constipation and aiding in gastrointestinal health
  • Plums are linked to improved sleep, appetite, and concentration
  • Plums help protect heart and skin health, boost immunity, and control cholesterol levels
This diverse fruit, can be enjoyed in a variety of ways for example pickled plums(umeboshi), jams, fruit salads, and baked deserts. So why not take a peek at our favourite Plum Recipes and celebrate National Plum Day with a sweet treat?
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