Market Watch: Early Golden Plums

Learn about this early summer variety of plums.

With the first stone fruits appearing at local farmers markets here in New York City, it’s time to get on those golden plums. This early variety of plum is not only rosy and beautiful but also low in calories and a perfect snack.

Golden and Delicious

These small, yellow-skinned plums have a delightful rosy blush. They are mildly sweet and firm. These plums also hold up in the nutrition department: They are low in calories, but contain plenty of potassium and vitamins C and K.

Ways to Enjoy

Snacking is an obvious way to enjoy these plums, but don’t be afraid to get more imaginative. Chop them and add to salsa or blend into a smoothie. Make them even sweeter by cooking them! Plum jam and grilled plums will quickly become your new favorite summertime creations.

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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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