Healthy living

Plum

Small round, shiny skin with inedible stone, varying skin and flesh colours. Juicy flesh flavours range from tart to sweet. Eat fresh, fruit salads and platters, poached, stewed, pies and tarts, upside down cakes and crumbles, jam and sauces.

Varieties

There are many, some of the best known are:

  • Satsuma
  • Mariposa
  • Santa Rosa
  • Narrabeen
  • October Purple.

Selection

Select plump full-coloured fruit, firm but yielding to gentle pressure. Avoid hard or poor coloured fruit and brown discolouration or cracked.

Storage

Ripen at room temperature for maximum flavour then store under refrigeration for a short time only.

Serving suggestion

For breakfast, serve drained poached plums over toasted raisin bread topped with low-fat natural yoghurt, sprinkled with a spoonful of muesli.


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