Plum is often called the stone fruit (drupe hard) with a thick flesh, sweet, and contain lots of water.
Plums in Indonesia is a type of west asia plum with yellowish green color, sweet and sour taste and a lot of water. This is different from European plum with purplish red color, sweet taste but contains little water.
Plums contain phytochemicals or ferulic acid, which can help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Plums also contain diphenylisation, which can be used as a laxative and can be overcome constipation.
In addition, within the plums also contain hydroxycinnamate, a type of antioxidant that can lower cholesterol and protect against heart attack.
From a recent study revealed that the plums can overcome breast cancer and colon cancer. because plums contain unique phytonutrients or anticancer substances i.e neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid, this substance can kill malignant cancer cells.
So many benefits of a plum, it contains vitamin C can prevent colds and flu, neutralize free radicals, can prevent disease rhematoid arthritis, colon cancer, and asthma.
Plum also contains borron, a mineral that helps the absorption of calcium in the body. By eating 10-12 dried plums reduces the risk of osteoporosis.