Are plum pits poisonous?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “Are plum pits poisonous” with an in-depth analysis of the nutritional information of plums. Moreover, we are going to discuss the nutritional information of plums.

Are plum pits poisonous?

Yes, plum pits are poisonous because they contain amygdalin which breaks down in hydrogen cyanide and is poisonous.

How to store a plum?

The following methods are needed to store a plum;

  • Place the plum in a paper bag 
  • Store plum in the refrigerator
  • Freeze plum 

Place the plum in a paper bag:

If plums are under-ripe so you should store them at room temperature for 2-3 days in a paper bag but if the plums are ripe, you should keep them in a drawer by using a plastic bag for 5-6 days. Remember don’t store them directly when they are not fully ripe but don’t place them at a hot place because they become overheated, because of this they rot quickly.

Store ripe plums in the refrigerator:

If you want to refrigerate plums, remember don’t store a plum in a sealed bag, we can  store them in a plastic bag, we can store plums in the refrigerator for  two to four weeks

Before storing plum, the refrigerator will be clean and free of smell, after some days it will smell your refrigerator.

Freeze plum:

You can freeze plum for many months even for a year but you should choose ripe plum so firstly you should wash and then dry them then cut the plum and remove pits and store them in a bag.

What are the health benefits of plum?

The following are the health benefits of plum;

  • Prevent heart disease
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation relief
  • High blood pressure

Heart disease: 

Phytochemicals and nutrients are present in the plums which help in lowering the inflammation that prevents heart diseases. 

Anxiety:

A plum helps the anxiety away. If you have low antioxidants, anxiety can be high.

Constipation Relief:

Plums have sorbitol, sugar alcohol as natural laxatives and help in constipation relief.

High blood pressure and stroke:

Plum contains potassium that is good for control of pressure and helps your body to get rid of sodium.

What is the nutritional information of plum?

Calories                                                                      30kcal


Fat                                                                              0.2g


Sodium                                                                       0mg


Carbohydrates                                                            7.5g


Fiber 0.9g


Sugars                                                                         6.6g


Protein                                                                         0.5g


Vitamin C                                                                     6.27mg


Vitamin A                                                                     11.2mcg


How to make plum sauce?

The following ingredients are needed to make the plum sauce;

  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 4 each clove and coriander seeds
  • 2-star anise
  • 150ml cider vinegar
  • 500g red plums, halved, stones removed
  • 1 eschalot, chopped
  • 100ml port
  • Juice each of 1/2 lemon, lime, and orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 4 tablespoons redcurrant jelly
  • 1/4 firmly packed cup (50g) brown sugar

Preparation:

  • Take a muslin bag and add cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and star anise in it and boil and simmer for 45 minutes without sugar in a pan. Then preheat the oven over 160, take a lined pan, and put sugar on it. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes until sugar melts or dissolves.
  • Take cloves, coriander, cinnamon, and star anise in a bag and string. Place ingredients and ingredients bag in a pan without sugar, bring to a boil at low heat for 45 minutes. Preheat the oven over 160, place sugar on a tray, warm for 2 to 3 minutes and stir continuously and cook for further 45 minutes.
  • Let it cool and waste spices, blend batches until smooth. Pour in sterilized bottles and you can store them in a cool place for 2-3 weeks as well as you can freeze them for 2-3 months.

Sugar Plums with mascarpone custard:

The following are ingredients that are needed to make sugar plums with mascarpone custard;

  • 1 cup (250ml) dry marsala wine
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 500g small sugar plums
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot
  • Mascarpone custard;
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250g mascarpone

Preparation;

First of all, preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Place the marsala, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar plums in a baking dish and sprinkle with the sugar. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes then drain the juice into a saucepan and place plums in a serving dish.

Add arrowroot with cold water, add the juice of plums and cook over low heat, and get thickened. Let it cool after it. Place the eggs, sugar, cornflour, and vanilla in a bowl and whisk to combine. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and beat until thick. Remove the mixture from the heat and beat over a bowl of iced water until cool. Stir in the mascarpone. 

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Conclusion:

In this brief guide, we answered the question “Are plum pits poisonous” with an in-depth analysis of the nutritional information of plums. Moreover, we discussed the nutritional information of plums.

Citations:

https://www.ontariopoisoncentre.ca/household-hazards-items/fruit-pits/#:~:text=Description,cyanide%20compounds%2C%20which%20are%20poisonous.&text=The%20pits%20are%20more%20poisonous,be%20blended%20into%20a%20smoothie.
https://www.wikihow.com/Store-Plums
https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/benefits-plums
https://www.verywellfit.com/plums-nutrition-facts-calories-and-their-health-benefits-4114424

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