Mirabelles are a subspecies of plum and are mainly in the fruit sections of stores from August to September.
This drupe (stone fruit) has a diameter of two to three centimetres and is usually golden yellow coloured. Depending on the variety, the skin can also be greenish, greenish-yellow or a reddish-violet coloured. As with plums, its pulp is fleshy, and can range from greenish-yellow to orange yellow. It’s important to note, the so-called “bloom,” a white, wax-like layer on the skin, protects the fruit from drying out. Mirabelles should be washed just before eating.
Mirabelles also provide a lot of potassium and magnesium, as well as vitamins B and C. Like the plum, they have a high pectin content and are good for digestion. In addition to jam, mirabelles make delicious compotes, tarts, cakes, etc.
Season: From August to September
Nutritional Value Tableper 100 g edible portion
|57 kcal||Protein 0.7 g||Sodium 0.4 mg||A 21µg|
|242 kJ||Fat 0.2 g||Potassium 230 mg||B1 0.06 mg|
|Carbohydrates 12 g||Calcium 12 mg||E 0.5 mg|
|Dietary Fibre 2.3 g||Phosphorus 33 mg||Folate 10 µg|
|Magnesium 15 mg||Niacin 0.5 mg|
|Pantothenic Acid 0.2 mg|
Energy: 57 kcal, 242 kJ
Nutrients: Protein 0.7 g, Fat 0.2 g, Carbohydrates 12 g, Dietary Fibre 2.3 g
Minerals: Sodium 0.4 mg, Potassium 230 mg, Calcium 12 mg, Phosphorus 33 mg, Magnesium 15 mg
Vitamins: A 21µg, B1 0.06 mg, E 0.5 mg, Folate 10 µg, Niacin 0.5 mg, Pantothenic Acid 0.2 mg
Did you know...?
Fresh mirabelles are suitable for freezing, with or without their stone. Out of season, a scrumptious cake can be conjured up with frozen mirabelles in the blink of an eye.
1 portion a day corresponds to: