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The Sour Plum also is known as a Cherry Plum is the main ingredient for Asam Boi. Made from both red and green varieties. The flavour of the sauce varies between sweet and pungently tart. To lower the tartness level, occasionally sweeter types of plums are added during preparation. In the Malay culture, we would make this as our fruit dressing, it gives you more flavour and it also contains a few benefits such as:-
- Relieve Constipation
Prunes and prune juice are well known for their ability to relieve constipation. This is partly due to the high amount of fibre in prunes. One prune provides 1 gram of fibre.
The fibre in prunes is mostly insoluble, which means it does not blend with water. It plays a role in preventing constipation by adding bulk to your stool and may speed up the rate that waste moves through your digestive tract.
Additionally, prunes and prune juice contain sorbitol, which is a sugar alcohol with natural laxative effects
- Rich in Antioxidants
Plums and prunes are rich in antioxidants, which are helpful for reducing inflammation and protecting your cells from damage by free radicals.
They are particularly high in polyphenol antioxidants, which have positive effects on bone health and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
In fact, some studies have shown that plums contain more than twice the amount of polyphenol antioxidants as other popular fruits, such as nectarines and peaches
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