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Where would plum pudding or plum pies be without plums this small fruit is very sweet reddish-purple and dark purple. Plums belong to the peach and the nectarine family.

Plums also contain a list of vitamins that can help build up the bodies defense system to fight against disease and sickness.

Vitamins  content

The vitamin content of plums includes Vitamin K, fiber, Vitamin C, copper, iron, and potassium. This vitamin aids the body against low blood sugar levels. To learn more about the care off plumbs click this link. Garden fruits and vegetables.

Health benefits

Plums normalize blood sugar level, protects your heart, helps with weight loss, plums are loaded with antioxidants which are good for the body, plums are good for your eyesight.

Plums also help to combat diabetes, breast cancer, lowers cholesterol, regulates the smooth functioning of the digestive system, helps in red blood cell formation and oral cancer. This small fruit packs a big punch and can do wonders for you.

Fun facts

1.There are more than 140 varieties of plums in the US.

2.Plums can either be purple, red black, yellow, blue or green.

3.Plums belong to the stone fruit family such as peaches.

4.Prunes are dried plums.

5.There are over 200 plums varieties in Australia.

Final Word

So whether you decide to plant a tree or purchase them when you go to the supermarket remember this small fruit can make such a big difference in your life.

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32 comments

  1. Erik says:

    I’ m glad you put so much importance on eating fruits. I think it’s vital to have certain fruits on your daily menu. Plums are one of the healtiest fuits and eating them regularly can help you big time. They are great for fighting many diseases. Also they are great for digestion. I always encourage my kid to eat all kinds of fruits

    1. admin says:

      Nice to meet you again, and thanks for your input have a good day.

  2. Jolita says:

    I really like plums, I remember having them in my childhood many times as we had plum trees growing in our yard. I just never thought about how much health benefits they have.
    I guess these fruits are really popular between vegans and vegetarians. I think I should involve them in my diet more often also.

    jolita

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Jolita it is pretty amazing how much fruits can benefit our bodies besides their great taste. Eating more fruits is and added benefit, thanks again and please do tell others about my website have a good day. gardenofedengardencenter.com

  3. Shannon says:

    Great info here. I had no idea that plums are so packed with vitamins. I love them, but they have to be the perfect ripeness for me. Not too hard, but not mushy. I grew up in Ohio were we had plums all the time, but I rarely get them here in California. I guess I just forgot about them. Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Shannon it is so good to hear from you again, and I am glad that I could help. Wishing you the best of success and have a good day.

  4. Emcqueen says:

    Wow I had no idea about the amazing benefits that plums carry for the human body! Along with grapes, I will certainly be adding plums to my diet of fruits. What creative and innovative dishes do they have with plums as the main ingredient? What is your opinion on plums compared with other fruits that are high in antioxidants, like berries for example?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello again and thanks, I believe that plums have earned a spot among other fruits that also benefit our bodies. They can also deliver a punch and keep us going. Thanks again and have a good night.

  5. Emcqueen says:

    Wow I had no idea about the amazing benefits that plums carry for the human body! Along with grapes, I will certainly be adding plums to my diet of fruits. What creative and innovative dishes do they have with plums as the main ingredient? What is your opinion on plums compared with other fruits that are high in antioxidants, like berries for example?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello and thanks so much for commenting, the benefits of plums are just so great. One that I can think of right now is plum pudding. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good night.

  6. Guy Siverson says:

    Wow, great information on plums. I didn’t know that there were so many colors of plums. I’ve only had the purple ones myself. Are the other colors rare in certain areas of the world? I also didn’t know that prunes were dried plums. That’s interesting. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading more!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello my friend, I am so happy that you could join me, plums are and amazing fruit and helps us in so many ways. And yes certain colors are rare, thanks again and have a good night.

  7. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there

    Another absolutely excellent article in this never ending series. I am actually going to print some of those facts out and have my kids make a little project related to facts about fruits to have them thinking more about the goodness about them.

    Thanks and keep this series going.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello my good friend glad to hear from you and thanks for your support, Fruits are amazing and does our bodies a whole lot of good. I am glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.

  8. Gigi says:

    I love plums! It’s my favorite fruit. This post makes me so happy. I’m a vegan, and I love reading this kind of content, actually it’s probably 40% of the content I read online. Thank you very much for this. Of course, I will be visiting your site a lot and recommending it to my friends.

    1. Norman says:

      Good morning Gigi it is so good to meet you, I believe that we should do as much as we can to take care of our bodies and a part of that is watching what we eat. Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs and Nuts are good choices and will keep us in tip to shape, glad that I could help. Thanks for your support and I am glad that we met, all the best to you and have a good day.

  9. Sergio says:

    Wow, I didn’t know plums belonged to the same family of peaches. In Italy we have a kind of very small plums, and I’m lucky to have a tree of them in my garden. It is easy to grow and does not require a lot of care.
    Anyway, thanks for your article, it’s good that people are reminded of this very important fruit 🙂

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Sergio it is so good to meet you, I am glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  10. Kayla says:

    Great article about plums. I never knew most of the facts about them. Crazy facts ! I also didnt know that there was that many vitamins in them as well. I use to eat plums when I was little but maybe I should start eating them again. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Kayla it is so good to meet you, plums are amazing fruits that are loaded with Vitamins. Making fruits a daily part of our diet will do our bodies a whole lot of good. I am glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  11. PierreAlex says:

    It is such a amazing idea to use your backyard to your health’s advantage like this. I see that as a much better investment than holding on to the age-old idea that a cool yard must be covered in grass which is only profitable if you like pet goats.

    Could you offer more details on how to plant a tree like that and how to care for it? I have a pear tree back home, but it’s dying and I don’t what to do.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello It is so good to meet you, planting a tree requites a few steps which includes, location, size of plant at maturity, watering and fertilizing requirements, pruning methods, host insects, and a few other things you may need to know.

      I can generalize it for you because there is so much that is involved, and that is beyond the scoop of this email, when planting a tree the hole should be 2 feet wider than that of the root ball, plant tree where only the root ball is covered

      all of the trunk must and should be expose. if tree is 5 feet and over it is best to use stakes for support, know the water requirements of your tree and give that amount of water, visit your garden center and tell the sales person what tree you have and ask what type of fertilizer they recommend for you.

      Read and follow direction on bag, like I said these are just a few tips you can start with. And as for your pear tree there may be many things such as ph problem, lack of water, to much water, insect problem, soil type and so on or it may be a combination of many things. What you can do is browse my website I should have some page and post in there that I believe can help you. MY website is gardenofedengardencenter.com hope this helps all the best to you and have a good day.

  12. NemiraB says:

    Hello here. Thanks for reminding us about the importance of plums. I read about plums in the french cookbook. They consume plums all season when they are available.
    I know that many of people eat plums to help move bowels or improve the digestive system.
    Overall, this fruit is delicious, especially when we can get it as fresh and ripe fruit.
    Vitamins and minerals from plums provide so needed support for our bodies.
    I prefer fresh plums over preserve because it is delicious and without sugar.
    All the best, Nemira.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Nemira it is so good to hear from you again and yes these fruits are so amazing, so lets keep eating our way to good health. All the best to you and have a good day.

  13. Regina says:

    I love how juicy plums are! They are easy to bite into. Their skins are full of antioxidant and fibrous goodness. It is also amazing how many different types of plums of there and how each has a different nutrient composition. Could you enlighten me on the different nutrients that give plums their red or dark colors? I have heard that each has different benefits.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Regina it is so good to meet you and you asked a very good question. Plums get their color from their pigment that is know as anthocyanins. Anthocyanins is and antioxidant that helps the urinary tract, fights stroke, heart disease and cancer. Plums do work wonders for our bodies, hope this helps. All the best to you and have a good day.

  14. Matt's Mom says:

    I really like plums, so was glad to find this post. I am always low on potassium due to medications I take, so this is great information for me! My doctor is constantly telling me to eat more foods high in this, but has never mentioned this fruit! And then to know they are loaded with antioxidants and help with weight loss, awesome!

    1. Norman says:

      My dare friend it is always a pleasure to help where I can, glad that you enjoyed my post. Have a wonderful day.

  15. Allan says:

    I was surprised at how many varieties of plums there are. I am a big fruit eater and I understand how important fruit is to the diet. It’s great to know plums are packed with vitamins, they are my favorite, but the most important thing is they are delicious.
    Allan

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Allan it is so good to meet you and I am glad that I could help, plums are amazing and can do a lot to benefit or bodies. All the bets to you and have a good day.

  16. Alasdair Knox says:

    I used to eat plums a lot a few years ago, but I never knew they were this healthy…now that I do, I have to get back to eating them once more especially since I am trying to lose a bit of weight, and my eyesight could definitely improve a lot! Thank you for this insightful and very helpful post.

    1. Norman says:

      Good day it is good to meet you, glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.

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