Plums (prunus domestica) are round or oval shaped fruits with a thin outer skin, mushy inner flesh, and single inner pip found in the center. Depending on type plums can range from yellow to dark red to purple.
Health Benefits of Plums
Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
Increased Immune Function
Reduced Cancer Risk
Protection Against Heart Disease
*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Plums, and may not necessarily be related to Plums.
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Serving Size 100g
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.28g
Saturated Fat 0.017g
Total Carbohydrate 11.4g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending
on your calorie needs.
Vitamin A 345IU
Retinol equivalents 17μg
Vitamin C 9.5mg
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)
D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.26mg
Vitamin K 6.4μg
K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg
K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg
Vitamin B12 0μg
Pantothenic acid 0.135mg
Vitamin B6 0.029mg
Folic Acid 0μg
Food Folate 5μg
Dietary Folate Equivalents 5μg
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3s
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)
Total Omega 6s
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)
22D4 Adrenic (AA)
Essential Amino Acids
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget (2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)
More information on Plums
How to choose Plums: Look for semi-firm plums that have a vibrant color. Avoid any plums that have discolorations. If plums have started to dry and look wrinkly, they are likely to be sweet and are often OK to buy as they are on their way to becoming prunes.
Climate and origin: There are so many different varieties of plums that it is difficult to know the exact origin. A hardy tree, plums can be grown in temperate to sub-tropical climates. (zones 4-9 in the U.S.)
Taste: Depending on variety, plums have a fragrant sweet to tart taste.
Miscellaneous information: The most popular form of plum (prunus domestica) is thought to come from a hybrid of the cherry plum (prunus cerasifera) and the sloe plum (prunus spinosa). Wide in variety, over 300 types of plums already existed during the time of the Ancient Romans.
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