Taste: Duarte plums have a juicy, red flesh with red skin. These plums have a delicious sweetness and tend to tarten up when cooked.
- 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 Find Duarte Plums: This mid-season plum is usually available in July.
Best Use For Duarte Plums: They make great fruit leather or pretty sorbet. Its juiciness and semi-freestone means it’s best used in sauces or jellies when the slice-shape isn’t important.
How to Store Duarte Plums: Plums ripen quickly - just place them on your counter top until they have a bit of give when you lightly press them.