Elephant Heart Plum
Taste: The largest of the so-called “blood plums,” Elephant heart oozes a brilliant red juice that, combined with its pointed, heart-like shape, makes the plum look like a bleeding Valentine’s Day heart. When fully ripe, it fills with so much tropically sweet red juice it makes a bit of a mess! These plums taste somewhere between a peach and an apricot.
- 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 Elephant Heart Plums: One of the latest ripening plums, Elephant Heart can be found in late August or September.
Best Uses For Elephant Heart Plums: Their juice and brilliant flavor makes them delicious for eating out of hand. The bright red color lends a beautiful hue to plum sorbets, jams, or a fancy summer sauce to drizzle over roasted vegetables or meats.
How to Store Elephant Heart Plums: Plums take on the smells of your refrigerator, so ensure they're not stored with smelly items like onions. They will last in your fridge for about 3-5 days.