As many may or may not have heard, plums are beginging to blow blueberries out of the water with their abundance of beneficial antioxidants. Below is a study obtained from the California Tree Fruit Agreement about the research conducted behind this topic.
The Byrne Report – Plums are the new Superfood!
by PPN Advocate March 11 2009 02:41 PM
Filed under: Plum Research
In a 3 year research project titled, Cardiovascular health benefits of peaches and plums : Screening Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Varieties for Human LDL Oxidation Inhibition , David Byrne and Luis Cisneros have released evidence showing that California plums have as much or more antioxidant activity as the blueberry.
Twenty peach, nectarine and plum varieties were collected in California with the collaboration of the CTFA and Dr. David Ramming (USDA, ARS, Parlier, CA) at mature firm stage, packed in boxes and sent via overnight mail to Texas A&M University. Once the pits were removed, the samples were stored at -20 °C.