Sugar Plum

Source & Availability
California grown June thru September

History
There are few fruits that come in such a panorama of colors as the juicy sweet tasting plum and perhaps there is no sweeter plum than the Sugar Plum.

The "Sugar" variety may be a relative newcomer to the plum family but its earliest relatives have been around for thousands of years. The European plum is thought to have been discovered in the 1st Century AD. Even in ancient Roman times, there were already over 300 varieties of European plums. European plums made their way across the Atlantic Ocean with the pilgrims, who introduced them into the United States in the 17th Century.

Plums belong to the Prunus genus of plants and are relatives of the peach, nectarine and almond. They are all considered "drupes," fruits that have a hard stone pit surrounding their seeds. When plums are dried, they are known as prunes.

Nutritional Value

Calcium 9.9mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
Magnesium 11.6mg3%
Phosphorus 26.4mg3%
Potassium 259mg7%
Sodium 0.0mg0%
Zinc 0.2mg1%
Copper 0.1mg5%
Manganese 0.1mg4%

Vitamin A 569IU11%
Vitamin C 15.7mg26%
Vitamin D~ ~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)0.4mg2%
Vitamin K 10.6mcg13%
Thiamin 0.0mg3%
Riboflavin 0.0mg3%
Niacin 0.7mg3%
Vitamin B60.0mg2%

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