fruit of the tree called plum, it is a fruit of red color, fleshy and with a single seed in its interior. Some other fruits that belong to the same subgenus of the plum are the peach and the cherry. The fleshy part of the plum is juicy and firm in consistency, while its rind has a waxy texture.
The nutrients of the plum
Some of the main nutrients found in a raw plum are the following:
Dietary fiber. As we know, dietary fiber is very important for the proper functioning of digestion, helping to prevent problems such as constipation.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the reactions of enzymes, besides being an important antioxidant and a type of fuel that make the immune system work better.
Vitamin K. The vitamin K contained in the plum is used in the body for the proper coagulation of the blood and the metabolic processes of the bones.
Potassium. One of the most important minerals that we can find in the plum is potassium, a mineral of enormous importance for the functions of the nervous system. In addition, potassium plays a very important role in osmoregulation, that is, it achieves a balance between the cells and the extracellular fluid.
Sorbitol. Sorbitol is an organic compound with a sweet taste, a type of alcoholic sugar, that has laxative properties. Thanks to sorbitol, the consumption of plums can help treat constipation problems and their habitual consumption can help promote regularity to go to the bathroom. Of course, it is not recommended to eat many at one time, for the obvious reasons that this compound would cause.