Need a fantastic fruit fix? Pick a perfect plumPosted on Sep 30th 2008 8:00AM by Jacki Donaldson
May through October marks the season for the mighty plum, and what follows are a few reasons you should be picking up this fruit before October runs out.
- Pick a plum for your daily vitamins C, A, and B2.
- Plums pack potassium.
- You need fiber, and plums have fiber.
- Antoxidants? Plums have them.
- Carrots might work but plums are better for the eyes.
Plums are perfect, for just about everyone. One word of caution, though, from the good folks at WHFoods: Plums are among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating plums.