Now that May is in full swing, plums are officially in season! YAY! Just call it a Plum-back! They’re here to stay through October. Did you know that plums are relatives of peaches and nectarines and that The United States has up to 100 varieties that vary in shape, size, color and taste?!
One medium sized, potassium-rich plum has just 30 calories and is rich in vitamin C, as well as other antioxidants that protect your body like beta-carotene. We grew up eating plums all summer long—dry (yes, in the dry form, they’re prunes!) and fresh!
Spring-time Plum Easy Fruit Salad
Makes 6 cups
- 3 cups cubed cantaloupe
- 1 large white peach, pitted and cut into small cubes
- 1 large nectarine, pitted and cut into small cubes
- 1 black plum, pitted and cut into small cubes
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- ½ cup seedless red grapes, halved
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ cup vanilla frozen yogurt
- Gently toss the cantaloupe, peach, nectarine, plum, strawberries, and grapes together in a large bowl.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over the fruit mixture and stir slowly together until mixed well.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
- Top with the frozen yogurt and Enjoy!
What ways have you enjoyed a juicy plum in the springtime?
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 cup: 92 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 18 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 24 mg sodium