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Plum Facts

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Plum facts and general information about plums.

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Plums are Available:


How Do Plums Grow:

Plums grow on trees like apples or peaches. There are various different varieties of plums and they come in colors from yellow, orange, red or purple.

What to Look for When Buying Plums:

Avoid plums with cracks or soft spots. They should give slightly when pressed.

Plum Storage Tips:

If ripe store in fridge. To ripen, store at room temperature.

How to Cook Plums:

Use in sauces, make jam, or dry fruit. Eat as is, chop in fruit salads, or fruit desserts. 

Plum Nutrition Facts:

Plums are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C.  They also aid in digestion.

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Plum Recipe: Simple and Easy Plum Jam

1 Cup chopped plums
2 Cups sugar
Chop plums in blender and add sugar. Place in saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes.

Plum Smoothie
2 plums, pitted
5 strawberries, cut tops off
1/2 Cup plain or fruit yogurt
Add ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Cooking Video: Pork with Plum Sauce

Cooking with Plum Ideas

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