Taste: Friars are large plums with a firm, meaty texture and honey-colored flesh, earning them the comparison to a black-skinned apricot. The flesh separates easily from a tiny pit, and the mildly sweet flesh contrasts nicely with the tart, tannin-rich skin.
- 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 Friar Plums: A later season plum, Friar is usually available about a month after Santa Rosa, typically in late August.
Best Use For Friar Plums: Their meaty texture and sweet-tart favor makes them a great base for spiced plum cobblers, a breakfast tart, or a steamed plum pudding with a dash of lemon and orange zest.
How to Store Friar Plums: These hardy plums store well and can be kept for 3-4 weeks in a cool location.