Monday, October 5, 2009


Plums are available in many varieties. There are 140 varieties. Among them black and red plums are famous. It grows up to 5 to 7m. The fruit size ranges from 3 to 6cm. Plums provide potassium, soluble and insoluble fiber, phytochemicals that function as antioxidants as well as some iron and Vitamin A. It acts as good digestive agent. It contains vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and fiber. Plums are free of sodium and cholesterol. In India plums are called as “ Ooty Apple “. Plums are used to make jams or syrups.

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