Scientific Binomial Name: Prunus domesticus
Eaten out of hand
Good-quality Laroda plums will be fairly firm to slightly soft with smooth skin. The coloring will be a yellow background with a medium-red blush.
Avoid product with wrinkled, punctured or rough skin. Also avoid product that is extremely hard or has brown skin discolorations.
Ripen plums at room temperature, or placed in a paper bag with an unripe banana for a day or two. In the refrigerator, ripe plums keep for about four days.
Plums and prunes are available from May through October.
Washington product is available during late August and all of September.
Laroda Plum Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup, sliced (165g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Plums are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and a great source of Vitamin C.
Plum Tips & Trivia
- Although plums are native to Asia, Europe and America, most U. S. production is in the Japanese varieties which are red and yellow (European varieties are blue and purple).
- The difference between plums and prunes is small. Plums are clingstone (the pit does not separate easily from the flesh) and prunes are freestone.
- While there are at least 125 prune varieties, most (except for Italian prunes) are grown for drying.