Enjoy the Healthy World of Stone Fruits

Plums are a small stone fruit related to nectarines and peaches. They tend to have a sweet and tart taste, and you can eat them as is or use them in a variety of recipes, including plum wine, pickled plums and plum jam. Plums are low in calories and offer several beneficial nutrients, so adding them to your diet can be beneficial.

Plums are low in calories, which can be beneficial if you're dieting. Each small plum, about 2-1/8 inches in diameter, contains only 30 calories, or just 1.5 percent of the daily recommended intake of 2,000. You can burn off the calories in plums relatively easily; a four-minute swim would be sufficient to burn 30 calories.

Plums are very low in fat, with less than 0.2 grams in each small fruit. Additionally, plums contain virtually no saturated fat, the dangerous fat that may increase your risk of heart disease by raising your cholesterol levels.