Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Plums

Take a minute and think of the healthy fruits. You may come up with many names, but plum might not come to your mind. So it’s time to change your perspective about plums. Start considering them as one of the superfruits or wait let us first give you some reasons for that.

Plums are relative to nectarine, almond and peach and there are more than 2,000 varieties of this lifesaving fruit. Their season begins from May and lasts till October. But you can find them all year round in the grocery stores. The Japanese variety is available in summers and in winters European variety is found.

China is the largest producer of plums. This easily available, least expensive fruit gives you a large number of nutrients, essentially needed by the body.

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There are more than 80 nutrients found in plums. Some of these essential nutrients include vitamin A, C, E and K, tryptophan, potassium, riboflavin, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc.

The fruit is low in calories, 100 grams would give you 46 calories only.

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