When it comes to the taste of cherries and plums, cherries are thought of as the sweeter fruit. But it turns out that they’re not all that different than plums. Both fruits can be found in various colors, including black, dark purple, red/pink, and light green.
Plums come in more varieties than cherries though. You can find them with yellow flesh or white flesh. The flavor will depend on what color the plum is since some flavors tend to take over, depending on how ripe it is – meaning if the fruit has been sitting around for too long, it may start to rot and lose its flavor entirely.
What are Cherry Plums?
Cherry plums are small, dark purple fruit with a tart flavor. They grow in clusters and may ripen from green to bright red during the summer months. The tartness of the cherry plum is due to its high acidity level, which will make your mouth pucker.
For centuries, this fruit has been used as an ingredient in sauerkraut and plum sauce because it can be stored without refrigeration for up to four weeks. It pairs well with meats, such as pork or chicken and Asian dishes like Pad Thai or Spicy Sesame Noodles.
Cherry Plum Facts
Cherry plum trees are a type of fruit tree that can grow up to 15 feet tall. They have small, round leaves with white flowers in the springtime. The plums on cherry plum trees are oval in shape and come in shades of green or yellow-green.
These plums are used for jams, jellies, pies, and other desserts. Cherry plum trees also produce black cherries, which can be made into wine or vinegar.
Cherry Plums Nutritional Value
Cherry plums are a type of plum that has been hybridized to resemble the flavor and texture of cherries. These fruits can be eaten whole or topped with cereal, yoghurt, granola bars, etc. They have many vitamins and nutrients, including Vitamin A, which is essential for eye health. The other key benefits include their ability to reduce inflammation in the body and promote heart health.
Cherry plums should be consumed daily because they contain antioxidants that help fight off free radicals in the body, which cause diseases such as cancer. One serving size is two cherry plums or one cup of sliced fruit with the skin on it about 130 grams.
Cherry Plum History
The cherry plums are native to the mountainous areas within the cities of Karaj, Tabriz and Tehran in Iran. These fruits were thought by experts to have had an intense presence due to its abundance from ancient times growing wild across Western Asia.
Cherry plums are a type of fruit that have both green and golden-red stages. The mature phase thrives in cooler climates but can survive where other fruits would not grow due to its tolerance for cool temperatures. Cherry plums were first cultivated by European traders who transported them across trade routes and naturalized their way through Europe into Asia during colonial times before being introduced again with more success throughout Australia too.
Cherries are tart, round, and juicy, whereas plums can be sweet or sour. While the flavor of both fruits may vary, depending on where they come from (e.g., cherries grown in Mexico taste different than those produced in Washington), their unique shapes makes it easy to distinguish them without even tasting them.