The homeland of the plum is Asia. Despite of it, it can flower on any kind of soil. So, nowadays, it is spread all over the world.
Plum contains from 7 to 18% of sugar (glucose, fructose, sucrose). Also vitamins A, В1, В2, С and Р. It is rich in potassium and phosphorus. From other useful minerals can be distinguished boron, manganese, zinc, nickel, and copper.
Plum used in medicine, cooking and cosmetology.
Plums are very helpful for the stomach. Plum kissels are very beneficial for atherosclerosis, rheumatism, and kidney disease.
It helps to expel harmful substances from the body.
Dried plums contain much more calories, than fresh ones, so they are not recommended if you want to lose some weight. Plums are not recommended during diabetes and pregnancy.