Being the juiciest of the stone fruits, plums have a lot going for them. They have a very sweet taste but their low glycaemic index score means eating them won’t cause an unhealthy surge in your bloody sugar levels.
Although they’re low in calories, plums are more than just a healthy snack, they make amazing desserts and even go great with meat.
Plum season is May is October, peaking in August in Europe, so get cooking now.
Baking plums makes them delicious and soft, the exotic Middle Eastern flavours of this honey and rose-baked plum recipe pictured makes a lovely fragrant pudding.