The plum is a stone fruit and is botanically classified in the rosaceous plant family. The plum’s original homeland was in Asia Minor.
The Romans brought the plum to Italy 150 B.C., from where it spread throughout Europe. There are about 2000 varieties which are only slightly different in colour, size and time of maturity. Damsons, Greengage and Mirabelle plums are plum subspecies. Plums, as well as Mirabelle and Greengage have soft pulp and are sensitive to transport. Therefore, they are usually grown for self-consumption or for direct sale.
Season: From July to September
Nutritional Value: Plum – Swiss food composition database
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The plum contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
1 portion a day corresponds to:
A large plum