Fresh Sour Plums
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Sour plums are available in the late spring and early summer.
Sour plums are small fruits, averaging 2 to 4 centimetres in diameter, and have a round to slightly oval shape. The plum’s skin is thin, taut, glossy, and smooth. Sour plums contain high acidity when harvested young, contributing to a tart but refreshing sour flavour with green apple and lemon-like, fruity nuances.
Sour plums have a tangy, mouth-puckering flavour well suited for raw and cooked preparations. When raw, the plums can be consumed straight, out-of-hand, and are often sprinkled with salt to balance out the sourness. They can also be sliced and served on appetizer platters with hummus, cheeses, and dips, or finely chopped and mixed into sauces, salads, or spreads. Beyond raw preparations, The plums can add acidity to dishes in replacement of lemon or vinegar and are popularly mixed into soups, stews, vegetables, and slow-cooked meat dishes.
Sour plums are an excellent source of vitamin C to strengthen the immune system, protect against free radical damage to the cells, and reduce inflammation. The plums also provide fiber to regulate the digestive tract and lower amounts of phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin K. Beyond vitamins and minerals, the fruits contain citric acid, giving the plums their signature tart and sour flavor.