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Plum: Types, Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

The plum is the summer fruit with lots of health benefits and nutritional values in it that helps people to live healthy and happy life. The taste of plum fruit is also very delicious and yummy. You can eat it in raw form or make a juice of it.

The recent research by German Consumer Protection Center explained: Beach plum is the mainly useful in the secondary stabilization and restoration of coastal sand dunes, the plum full of secondary plant materials, such as substance “Anthocyanin” responsible for the color of the fruit, which works to strengthen the body’s immunity system; fight with high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Plum is also a mine of minerals and vitamins; as it is rich in potassium, calcium and phosphate. It is also full of vitamins “B” which has a great importance to the process of metabolism and nervous system.

Types of Plum

In addition, plum includes a set of trace elements such as zinc and copper that helps to control blood pressure and supports the nervous system.

Types of Plum

There are different types and varieties of plums that all are listed below:-

  1. Blackamber
  2. Damson
  3. Elephant Heart
  4. French Prune
  5. Friar
  6. Greengage
  7. Mirabelle
  8. Myrobalan (Cherry Plums)
  9. Santa Rosa
  10. Satsuma

Nutritional Information of Plum

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 192 kJ (46 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.42 g
Sugars 9.92 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat
0.28 g
Protein
0.7 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.

beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%)

17 μg

(2%)

190 μg

73 μg
Thiamine (B1)
(2%)

0.028 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(2%)

0.026 mg

Niacin (B3)
(3%)

0.417 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%)

0.135 mg

Vitamin B6
(2%)

0.029 mg

Folate (B9)
(1%)

5 μg

Vitamin C
(11%)

9.5 mg

Vitamin E
(2%)

0.26 mg

Vitamin K
(6%)

6.4 μg

Minerals
Calcium
(1%)

6 mg

Iron
(1%)

0.17 mg

Magnesium
(2%)

7 mg

Manganese
(2%)

0.052 mg

Phosphorus
(2%)

16 mg

Potassium
(3%)

157 mg

Sodium
(0%)

0 mg

Zinc
(1%)

0.1 mg

Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

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