" Plums are delicious eaten as is.
" If the plums have been in the refrigerator, allow them to approach room temperature before eating them as this will help them attain the maximum juiciness and sweetness.
" Plums can also be used in a variety of recipes and are usually baked or poached.
" Make pizza with a twist by broiling sliced plums, goat cheese, walnuts and sage on top of a whole wheat pita bread or pizza crust.
" For a delightful dessert, poach plums in a red wine and serve with lemon zest.
" Bake pitted plum halves in a 200ºF (93ºC) oven until they are wrinkled. Then mix them into a rye bread recipe for scrumptiously sweet and hardy bread.
" Blend stewed plums and combine with yoghurt and honey for wonderful cold soup.
" Add plum slices to cold cereal.
" Chop plums into your next fruit salad to add a hint of purple.
" Add plums, along with your favorite fruits, as a topping for frozen yogurt.
" Mix together chopped plums, blueberries, nectarines, and strawberries to spoon over waffles and pancakes for a colorful and nutritious addition to breakfast.
" Plums are delightful eaten fresh, and can be stewed, used in jams and jellies, or made into compotes, puddings, pies, and cakes.
" They can also be added to stuffing and stews.
" Use plums as a substitute in recipes calling for cherries.
" Plum Jam made from fresh plums is wonderful on toasts, puddings or bread rolls.
" Plum Ginger Cookies is an great accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee.
How to store plums, aloo bukhara, alu bukhara
Refrigerate ripe plums in a plastic bag and use within four days. Wash just before using. To soften hard plums, place several in a loosely closed paper bag and leave them at room temperature for a day or two; when softened, transfer them to the refrigerator. Ripe plums can be refrigerated for up to three days.
Plums are juiciest at room temperature, but always wash them before eating or cooking.
Health benefits of plums, aloo bukhara, alu bukhara
" Plums are a good source of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C., and fiber.
" Plums are high in carbohydrates, low in fat and low in calories.
" Plums are free of sodium and cholesterol.
" Plums stimulate the bowel movement. Its skin contains a substance that is responsible for that effect so if you peel the fruit you won't be bothered with the well-known side effects of this lovely fruit
" Plums have high antioxidant ability and offer a high level of defence against free radicals.
" Plums have many beneficial health properties, they contain unique phytonutrients which guards against cold, flu, atherosclerosis, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, stroke, cancer, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and they can lower cholesterol levels.
" Plums can also increase the ability to absorb iron by the body.
" Boosts immune system.