21 August, 2016
Succulent and sweet with just the right amount of tartness, Angelino plums are a wonderful treat! Their vibrant red color makes them one of the most fun dried fruits out there. Dried Angelino plums make a delicious and healthy snack. They are a rich source of dietary fiber and antioxidants.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ANGELINO PLUMS
Angelino plums are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber content helps regulate blood sugar by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates and reducing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. It is also known to lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels by limiting the uptake of cholesterol. The other kind of fiber, insoluble fiber, is important for digestive health. It adds bulk to the diet and keeps the digestive tract running smoothly.
A plentiful source of antioxidants, Angelino plums are a great defense against damaging free radicals. These free radicals build up in the body from exposure to toxins. The antioxidants present in Angelino plums neutralize free radicals and reduce the risk for the age-related disease and degeneration they are linked to. Angelino plums are rich in other vitamins which have antioxidant-like properties. They’re also a good source of potassium, boron, and magnesium.
Use these as an accompaniment to meat dishes, the spicy meat and the tart sweetness of these plums will go well together.
Our parsi dish of Jardalu Chicken would be great for using these plums.