The plum is the fruit of any of several trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, having an oblong stone.
When very ripe, they are sometimes referred to as "Sugar Plums," which should not be confused with the famous Christmas Candy made of a mix of dried fruits.
A Plum is a soft round smooth-skinned sweet fruit with sweet flesh and a flattish pointed stone. Blend stewed plums and combine with yogurt and honey for wonderful cold soup.Add plum slices to cold cereal.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Plums taste best consumed "warm" from the tree but are a fine nutrition in its dried form as well. 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 are also used for its juice and often jam or a thick syrup is made out of it.
Conserving and Storing
Keep them on a fruit dish on a cool and dark place. Once they are ripe, plums can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. While plums can be frozen, to ensure maximum taste remove their stone pits before placing them in the freezer.