Fresh Diamond Plums
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Diamond plums are available in the summer months.
Diamond plums are medium-sized fruits and slightly heart-shaped with the characteristic vertical suture running from stem to end. They have a firm, blood-red flesh with a crisp, juicy texture. The plums are semi-freestone, so the flesh clings only slightly to the central pit. They offer a mildly sweet taste with no acidity.
Sliced plums can be enjoyed fresh as-is or added to green or fruit salads. The red-fleshed fruits can be baked into pies, tarts, scones or muffins, or made into chutneys, sauces or reductions. They can be used in savoury recipes as well and pair well with pork and gamey meats. The diamond plums are recommended for making jams or preserves.
Diamond plums are a good source of vitamins C, K, and A, copper, and dietary fiber. They are also a source of B-complex vitamins, including folate, potassium and the minerals manganese, magnesium, fluoride, phosphorus and iron. The plums are a good source of phenols and phytonutrients like anthocyanin, offering high levels of antioxidants.