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Governor's Plum fruit

governor plum 2 Introduction of Governor's Plum fruit

            Scientific name - Flacourtia indica

The Governor's Plum (Prunus domestica subsp. domestica) is a variety of European plum grown primarily in the UK, Ireland, and parts of North America. It is one of the oldest known cultivated plums, having been developed in the late 17th century in England. It has large, round, purple-black fruits with sweet, juicy yellow flesh. The skin is thin, making it easy to peel.

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Flacourtia indica popularly known as governor's plum, Batoko plum, and Indian plum is a fruit native to Africa and Asia that grows dense in tropical and temperate regions. The fruit has a fleshy enlarged receptacle and rigid central core containing 6 to 10 seeds. The pulp possess sweet acidic taste and used as a flavor ingredient in making jelly or jam. Its inner pulp is typically yellow or white in color, this specific portion can be fermented to make wine.

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governor plum 2Nutritional Value of Governor's Plum fruit

Nutrional Value
Cal 94k
Protein (negligible) .5g
Fat .6g
Carb 24.2g
Fiber 1.2g
Calcium 33mg
Iron (3.8% RDI) .7mg
Phosphorous (>1% RDI) 17mg
Potassium (4.8% RDI) 171mg
Vitamin C (8.3% RDI) 5mg
Thiamine/B1 (negligible) .01mg
Riboflavin/B2 (negligible) .02mg
Niacin/B3 (2% RDI) .4mg
Vitamin A (negligible) 30iu
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governor plum 2Medicinal Uses of Governor's Plum fruit

Medicinal Uses of Governorís Plum
  • Treatment for snakebite
  • Cures Cough, Pneumonia and Bacterial Throat Infection
  • Cure Diarrhea
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governor plum 2 Uses of Governor's Plum fruit

Governor's Plums can be used to make a delicious syrup. The syrup is made by boiling the fruit in sugar syrup and then straining the mixture. The syrup can be used as a sweetener and flavoring for drinks and desserts. It can also be used to make sauces for savory dishes.

Governor's Plums can also be used to make a refreshing beverage. The fruit is blended with water and then strained. This beverage is known as "mango drink" and is popular in the Caribbean. It can be served hot or cold and is often flavored with spices and other fruits such as pineapple and guava.

Governor's Plums can also be used to make wines, liqueurs, and spirits. The juice of the fruit can be fermented and then distilled to make a strong alcoholic beverage. The wine is often flavored with herbs, spices, and other fruit juices.

Governor's Plums can also be used to make jams and jellies. The fruit is boiled with sugar, spices, and other fruit juices to make a thick, sweet spread. This spread can be used as a topping for toast, muffins, and other baked goods.

Governor's Plums can also be used to make a delicious sorbet. The fruit is blended with ice and other flavorings to make a creamy, sweet treat. This sorbet is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.

Governor's Plums can also be used to make a variety of desserts such as cakes, pies, tarts, and ice cream. The fruit can be pureed and added to cake batter or used as a topping for pies and tarts. It can also be used as a flavoring for ice cream and sorbet.

Overall, Governor's Plums are a versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of ways. They are a great source of essential vitamins and minerals and can be used to make syrups, beverages, wines, liqueurs, and spirits. They can also be used to make jams, jellies, desserts, and sorbets. Whether eaten fresh or used in recipes, Governor's Plums are sure to be a hit.

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