1 . Victoria
The Victoria plum is one of the rarest varieties of English plum that belongs to the egg plum group called
2 . Description
The Victoria Plums are a diverse group of species. The commercially important plum trees are medium sized, usually pruned to 56 meters height. The tree is of medium hardiness. Without pruning, the trees can reach 12 meters in height and spread across 10 meters. They blossom in different months in different parts of the world; for example, in about January in Taiwan and about April in the United States.
3 . History
The Victoria Plums may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by humans.Three of the most abundant cultivars are not found in the wild, only around human settlements:Prunus domesticahas been traced to East European and Caucasian mountains, whilePrunus salicinaandPrunus simoniioriginated in Asia. Plum remains have been found inNeolithicage archaeological sites along with olives, grapes and figs.
4 . Cultivation and uses
The taste of the plum fruit ranges from sweet to tart; the skin itself may be particularly tart. It is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used injammaking or other recipes. Plum juice can be fermented intoplum wine. In central England, a ciderlike alcoholic beverage known asplum jerkumis made from plums.
5 . Species
The Victoria Plum has many species, and taxonomists differ on the count. Depending on the taxonomist, between 19 to 40 species of plum exist. From this diversity only two species, the hexaploid European plum (Prunus domestica) and the diploid Japanese plum (Prunus salicinaand hybrids), are of worldwide commercial significance. The origin of these commercially important species is uncertain but may have involved P. cerasifera and possibly P. spinosa as ancestors. Other species of plum variously originated in Europe, Asia and America.
6 . Speeds Up Metabolism
Victoria plum holds a wide variety ofVitamin Bcomplex including Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6 and certain phenolic acid compounds. They work directly on the fat, protein and carbohydrate content of our foodstuff and break them down. As a result, the process of our bodily metabolism becomes faster.
7 . Boosts Digestive Health
Victoria plum is a rich resource of dietary fibers. Moreover, it also contains the sugar alcohol
8 . Stops Premature Aging
Victoria plum is loaded with flavonoid antioxidants like anthocyanins, lutein, zea xanthin, cryptoxanthin, and so on. These are known to provide protection to our body against destructive oxygenderived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). These properties avert cell damages, which eventually puts a stop to premature aging and other similar diseases.
9 . Increases Immunity
Victoria plum is high in poly phenolic antioxidants. It also containsVitamin C, which acts as a powerful antioxidant. Eating the fruit regularly can help you fight harmful free radicals, making you more immune to fatal diseases.
10 . Cuts Down Infections
Since consumption of Victoria plum can make yourimmune systemstronger, you can also avoid acute infections by including the fruit in your daily diet. Its antioxidant content will prevent infectious elements from attacking your body cells. So by eating Victorian plum, you can stay away from all sorts of microbial infections.