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It is considered as one of the treasures of Albania, the health reasons why you should consume this type of plum
Written by SOT.COM.AL 18 Tetor 2021
Black plums are considered one of the sweetest treasures of Albania. This fruit in Albania grows mainly in Tropoja. Black plum is known for its good quality and taste. The first black plums are among the newest fruits on the market. Finally, the areas planted with black plum are expanding more and more. This is due to the high demand from European markets. Tropoja plums are a variety of Prunus Domestica plum. This variety has been grown in the northeastern lands of Tropoja since the early 16th century. This fruit has been and remains a significant part of the lifestyle and well-being of many area families. These people still use the fruit to make jam, hoshaf, compost or brandy.
Traditionally, Tropoja black plums are dried in the sun or in traditional wood ovens with two divisions, one for blackberries and one for plums, a technique that is considered a work of art and a characteristic of the Tropoja area. According to the data, compared to other cultivars, Tropoja black plums have 20 percent more sugar. Also more compact pulp and higher resistance to insects. The plum variety of Tropoja offers extraordinary curative values. The compost prepared by them is believed to be an excellent cure for respiratory diseases. This plum is the main source of income for at least 140 small and medium producers and 600 to 800 temporary workers, who are engaged during the plum harvest season.
The best values ??of Tropoja black plum Antioxidants: Plums contain vitamin C and phytonutrients such as lutein, cryptoxanthine, zeaxanthin, neochlorogenic acid and chlorogenic acid.
Diabetes: According to information, plums have a high impact against hyperglycemia and help defeat diabetes.
Digestion: Plums are a good source of dietary fiber, and other ingredients like sorbitol and isatin that help regulate the digestive system.
Cardiovascular health: Consumption of plums helps maintain cardiovascular health.
Immune system: Plums are good at strengthening the immune system thanks to the high content of vitamin C.
Cholesterol: Dried plums help prevent hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia.
Skin Care: Plums are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help keep skin looking healthy, youthful and full of light.