Why I choose plums for the crostata…

Plums are very nutritious low-kilojoule food. One medium-size fresh plum contains only 120 kilojoules and is a good source of such dietary fibres as cellulose and pectin. It also supplies useful amounts of several nutrients, including 6 mg of vitamin C and 150 mg of potassium.

In their dried form some plums become prunes, which are a more concentrated source of kilojoules and nutrients.
Plums contain anthocyanins, the reddish blue pigments that lend them their intense colour. These anti-oxidant pigments may help protect against cancer and heart disease by mopping up free radicals, unstable molecules that damage cells.

Overall they are delicious!!!

Posted on May 7, 2013, in Food information and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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