Plums are the second most harvested fruit of the world. The largest producer of plum is China followed by Serbia, United States and Romania. And it is known to originate from China only somewhere around 470 BC. Chinese also consider this fruit to symbolize prosperity. The blossoms of plum tree are considered as a symbol of young woman. In India, plums are generally available from the months of April to June and are grown in states such as Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. The sweet and sour fruit is characterized by it astringent skin and succulent, watery juicy texture. The taste of the plum consumed with the skin and without the skin would have different flavors all together. In India, almost 12 varieties are grown.
Plums are full of varied nutrients such as carbs, fiber, fat, proteins, Vitamin A, E, and K in good quantities. Apart from that, essential minerals such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and copper.
Usage in Indian Kitchen
Plums are used widely in Indian Kitchen. The grilled pork chops are combined with plums to add a tangy sweetness to the dish. The plum tart topped with whipped cream is a hot favorite. Honey roasted plums is so appetizing and sweet that you will binge on this one. Don’t forget the cocktail made with plum and thyme Prosecco smash and go strong in the cocktail game. The spiced plum custard cake is the yummiest cake you will ever eat. And last but not the least, homemade cinnamon plum jam tastes awesome.
Health Benefits of Alubukhara / Aloo Bukhara
- Alubukhara is known to protect the heart.
- It is effective to prevent diabetes and cancerous disease.
- Low in calories and therefore very beneficial if you are on a diet
- Improve the health of the body.
- Good for brain and bones.