Plums are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K and fibre. But, with over 200 varieties of plums on the market, it can be confusing to make a decision on which one to eat. So, what makes the Queen Garnet the jewel in our crown?
When it comes to plums, the Queen Garnet is a leader in nutrition, value, taste and health benefits. Grown around Australia, the Queen Garnet is a new addition to the “superfood” family.
Boasting extraordinarily high levels of anthocyanin, the Queen Garnet contains between three and six times the antioxidant content of blueberries. It also has three to 20 times the anthocyanin of other commercial plum varieties. In fact, just two Queen Garnet plums are packed with enough goodness to give a grown person their full serve of daily antioxidants!
So, what exactly is Anthocyanin? Anthocyanin is an antioxidant found in many naturally purple-coloured fruits, such as blackcurrants, blueberries and raspberries. Not only does anthocyanin give some fruits their red, purple or blue plant pigments, research has linked the antioxidant to improved health and wellbeing. When ripe, these plums are richly coloured both inside and out, delivering a delicious flavour.
Bred by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the super fruit has gained recognition in food and medicinal markets for its use in fighting lifestyle diseases. Research has highlighted its benefits in reducing high blood pressure and slowing the effects of ageing, as well as improving memory and enhancing learning.
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