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Also Known As : Aloo Bukhara
Technical Name : Prunus subg. Prunus


Taste Profile

Its taste ranges from sweet to tart, the skin itself may be particularly tart.

Usage Tips

  1. Plum can be eaten raw or can be used to make stuffed pies, jam, jelly, juice, liquors.
  2. Plum can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days.

Common names and forms

  1. Fresh Plums
  2. Natural Plum


Plums are a round fruit with a thin, smooth skin and small size. They can be oval to heart-shaped. Their skin can be red, purple, green,  blue-black, yellow or amber, while their flesh comes in hues such as green, yellow, and pink and orange. They have a soft and juicy flesh, and a single large, hard seed. They are classified into six general varieties—Japanese, American, Damson, Ornamental, Wild and European/Garden—whose size, shape and colors vary. They are available throughout the year. They originated in Asia.

Health benefits

  • Plum is a good source of dietary fiber, which helps in regulating the digestive system.(1)
  • It contains vitamin B6, which helps in the transmission of nerve signals and aids in the smooth functioning of the nervous system.(1)
  • It contains high vitamin C content which is beneficial in strengthening the immune system.(1)
  • It also helps in reducing anxiety.(1)
  • It contains boron which helps to improve bone health.(2)

Selection Guide

Choose plums with a slight whitish bloom, which indicates no over-handling. Select the ones that are firm. Avoid the soft plums with bruises. Avoid the ones that are excessively hard as they will be immature and will probably not develop a good taste and texture profile.


Plums are high in oxalate which may cause kidney and bladder stones.(3)

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