Taste: Golden Plums, which start a golden yellow on the tree but ripen into a cherry red, are exceptionally juicy and sweet. These plums are clingstone, so it's best to just pop the whole stone in your mouth to get all the fibers off!
- Good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, copper, dietary fiber, and potassium
- Plums have a low glycemic index value, which means eating them can help you control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
- Contain phenols, which are powerful antioxidants known to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals
When To Look For Golden: These early beauties are usually available at the end of July.
Best Uses For Golden: The beautiful yellow hues make Golden Plums an eye-catching gourmet garnish. They don’t slice neatly due to the fibers and excess juice, so are best used for sauces or salads where they don’t need to hold their shape. Try them caramelized with cardamom and dribbled over vanilla ice cream, or roughly chopped as a bright addition to balsamic vinaigrette with a dash of pepper.