More than 2000 varieties of plum cultivated throughout the world. All grow in the clusters; have smooth, deeply colored skin, and a center pit. This fruit is usually of medium size, between 1 to 3 inches in diameter. The fruit’s peel is smooth, with a natural waxy surface their color can be red, purple, blue-black, red, green, yellow or amber; while their flesh comes in hues such as yellow, green, pink, or orange. Plums are produced around the world and China is the world’s largest producer.
Dried plums are also sweet and juicy and contain several antioxidants. Plums are known for their laxative effect. This effect has been attributed to various compounds present in the fruits, such as dietary fiber, sorbitol, and isatin and low in calories and contains saturated fat.