Is a plum a berry?
Therefore it does not meet the definition of berry. Cherries actually fall into a different 'simple fleshy fruit' category, called 'drupe,' which includes all fruit that has one seed surrounded by a hard shell called a stone. Just as you may have suspected, this category includes peaches, nectarines and plums.
A plum is a fruit of the subgenus Prunus of the genus Prunus.
- Plums are low-calorie fruits with a low glycaemic index score. So even though they are sweet, eating plums isn't likely to cause unhealthy spikes in your blood sugar levels.
- Rich in fiber, red plums are a curious blend of sweet, sour and juicy. They are commonly eaten fresh or, when dried, as prunes.
- It is good to find alternate snacks that are loaded with essential nutrients and feel good for your tummy. Prunes are dried plums which serve the purpose as it provides nutritional boost and helps to suffice your hunger cravings. Have 2 prunes everyday to avoid pregnancy constipation.
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- At 0.5 mg per cup, raw tomatoes contain very little iron. However, when dried or concentrated, they offer a much greater amount (33). Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, which helps increase iron absorption.
- The seeds (also known as pits or kernels) of stone fruits, such as apricots, cherries, plums, and peaches, do contain a compound called amygdalin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. And, yes, hydrogen cyanide is definitely a poison.
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- Plum is a dark purple colour, such as that shown at right (color #8E4585), which is a close representation of the average color of the plum fruit. As a quaternary color on the RYB color wheel, plum is an equal mix of the tertiary colors russet and slate (also known as olive).
- The two main types of plums, grown commercially, are the European kind and the Japanese kind. Most of the European varieties are oval, purple plums, used to make dried plums, or prunes. The Japanese varieties are mostly sold fresh and include the round sweet black plums found on your grocer's shelves.
- All varieties of plums bloom in late winter to early spring and fruit generally ripens in May through September, depending on variety and climate. Most, but not all, plums are self-unfruitful, and trees require cross-pollination to set fruit, so you need to plant two or more compatible varieties.
Updated: 28th October 2019