Reines-Claudes, mirabelle plums, quetsches… so wide varieties of plums that we readily succumb to on pies, in crumbles, or in a jam.
Plum: what are its benefits for our body?
- It boosts elimination!
- Its great richness in various fibers (from 1.5 to 2.5/100 g) is a godsend! The cellulose and hemicellulose contain push food through the intestine. Pectin retains the water contained in food, acting as a natural laxative that accelerates transit and regulates it. In addition, it contains sorbitol: by stimulating the functioning of the gallbladder, this organic substance fights intestinal laziness.
It Is Antioxidant!
Its antioxidant phenolic compounds, present in large numbers (notably in dark-skinned plums such as plums), have anti-inflammatory effects and fight against the aging of our cells.
It Is Light And Refreshing!
Low in calories (48 kcal/100 g), even if some varieties are a little sweeter (about 60 kcal/100 g for Mirabelle plums), the plum is 82% full of water, itself loaded with attractive in minerals and oligos such as iron, magnesium, potassium…
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Plum: How Do You Choose It Well?
Avoid plums that are too firm and lack maturity. Prefer soft fruits, without being soft (unless you are making compote or jams). And don’t worry about the bloom, that whitish film that covers the plums: it guarantees freshness! Finally, take your fruits out of the fridge for at least 30 minutes before eating them because the cold reduces their flavor. The best way to preserve them is to keep them at room temperature under a stainless steel fruit bowl.
Plum: 3 Things To Know!
- If you are offered a crate of plums, do not refuse it. It is one of the fruits that freeze best. No time to make jams? Wash, dry, and open them in half to remove the pits and place them in freezer bags. Plums can be stored for up to a year in the freezer!
- When preparing a pie, lay the plums rounded against the dough so that the juice does not soak it. And the plums will keep all their softness.
- During the siege of Damascus, a city known for producing plums, the Christians were driven out by the inhabitants, who prevented them from staying there. They had, in the end, for only consolation that plums to eat!
Plums: 2 Delicious And Easy-To-Make Recipe Ideas!
Mirabelle plum chicken!
- Two free-range chicken thighs
- 400 g mirabelle plums
- 3 tbsp. at s. of honey
- A few sprigs of dill
- 1/2 onion
- 1 tbsp. c. of olive oil
- Salt, pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (th. 6).
- Wash, cut, and pit the Mirabelle plums.
- Mix the olive oil and one c. at s.
- Add the chicken thighs, onions, and Mirabelle plums, 1 tbsp at s.
Plum cake (For six people – Preparation: 15 min – Cooking: 40 min)
- 20 to 25 plums
- 80 g flour
- 100 g sugar
- 80 g butter
- 80 g ground almonds
- 3 eggs
- 1 sachet of yeast
- 2 sachets of vanilla sugar
Preheat the oven to 180°C (th. 6). Mix the butter with the flour, yeast, sugar, vanilla sugar, and almond powder. Add the eggs and whisk everything to obtain a homogeneous paste. Wash the fruits, pit them, and cut them in half. Pour half the batter into a buttered springform pan and spread the fruit over it. Cover with the rest of the dough. Bake for 40 mins. Serve the cake warm or cold.
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