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RED PLUMS


RED PLUMS

There are many varieties of plums , also called "susine" , around the world , but the European and American ones, mainly  those produced in California , are the most known.  Californian plums are mostly dried . This fruit is rounded or oval , different colored depending on the type , usually red , purple , dark purple , but also green , yellow or amber , while the pulp can be light yellow , deep yellow , or pinkish .

The plums are today very popular in America , in Asia and in Europe. In Italy , the production of plums is about 20,000 tonnes per year . The regions of higher processing are Emilia - Romagna ( 35 % ) , Campania ( 23 % ) , Piedmont ( 6.9 % ) , Lazio ( 5.8 % ) , Marche ( 4.5 % ) and Basilicata ( 4.4% ) .

 

WHEN THEY CAN BE FOUND

Plums of fresh quality can be found during the following months:

  1.  GEN 1
  2.  FEB 2
  3.  MAR 3
  4.  APR 4
  5.  MAG 5
  6.  GIU 6
  7.  LUG 7
  8.  AGO 8
  9.  SET 9
  10.  OTT 10
  11.  NOV 11
  12.  DIC 12

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional information per 100g of edible part of uncooked plums

 

Energy(Kcal)

69

Water 

80,5

Protein 

0,72

Carbohydrate 

18,1

    Of which sugar 

15,4

Fat 

0,1

Cholesterol 

0

Fibre 

0,9

Sodium 

0,002

Vitamin C

0,01

Calcium 

0,01

Magnesium 

0,007

Iron 

0,0003

 

The values are ​​expressed in g . Sources : the database of food nutrition facts USDA ( United States Department of Agriculture ) and the Database of food composition INRAN .

 

 

CURIOSITY

Plums are rich in polyphenols , substances that neutralize free radicals , responsible for cellular degeneration typical of aging . In fact, lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin are vitamins belonging to the family of flavonoids , which act by counteracting reactive oxygen species (ROS ) and free radicals . In particular in plums it can be found chlorogenic acid , able to counteract the negative effects of body fat .

 

RECIPES

 

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