How Many Calories are in a Plum

Plum which is considered to be a low calorie fruit comes in various kinds. The calorie content in a plum varies based on its kind, size/ quantity and also the way it is consumed. One ounce of fresh plums contain 16 calories, three and a half ounce of fresh plums contain 56 calories, a medium sized fresh plum has 30 calories, a large sized fresh plum has 36 calories, one cup of fresh sliced plums weighing around 5.8 oz has 76 calories and a pound of fresh plums has 256 calories.

Plum Calories

Low in calories plum also contains other micronutrients including calcium, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, zinc, potassium and copper. Plums come in different colours including red, yellow, blue and purple and the calorie contents in each of these differ to some extent. However whichever kind of plum you consume you are not likely to intake very high amount of calories. Plums are mostly eaten in raw form. However you may also cook them and add them to various food items such as cakes, puddings, etc in order to enhance the taste of these food items. The calorie content in the raw plums differs from the plums used in these preparations.

Plums are fleshy, delicious and do not contain any saturated fats. They offer a number of health benefits; one of these is helping in digestion. Plums are a good source of dietary fiber and sorbitol and thus help in the functioning of digestive system. People who suffer from constipation are suggested to have plums. Plums are also a good source of Vitamin C which is again very essential for the body. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant and consuming this helps the body in developing resistance against various kinds of infections. These also contain Vitamin A which is good for the eyes, skin and mucus membranes.