Sugar Plums Are Healthful

 

Sugar plum fairies dance at Christmas time but are sugar plums healthful? In the 17th century the word plum was used to describe a dried fruit, not necessarily a prune as we know them today.

Whether they are sweetened or not plums are definitely a very healthful food to eat.

Texas A&M University researchers have found that dried plums, which are high in antioxidants, can be used as a natural meat preservative reducing the need for synthetic preservatives.

The prune puree also enhances the flavor of the food it's added to.

Plums are also easy for the home gardener to grow.

 

Sources:

http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDaily/view.php?StoryID=20061107-020906-5395r

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/plumcare.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/health/antioxidant.htm

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