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Carb Counts for Plums

Plum Nutritional Information

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Updated January 30, 2013

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When buying plums, you will notice that they often have a whitish "bloom," like a powder, on the outside. This is a good sign, as this natural protection wears off with handling.

Carb Profile for Prunes/Dried Plums

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Plums

  • ½ cup sliced plums: 8 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 38 calories.
  • 1 medium plum (2 and 1/8 inch diameter; about 2 and 1/3 oz.): 8 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 30 calories.

Glycemic Index for Plums

The averages in two studies of plums ranged between 24 to 53, with an average glycemic index of 39.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Plums

  • ½ cup of sliced plums: 2
  • 1 medium (2 and 1/8" diameter; about 2 and 1/3 oz.): 2

More Information about the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Plums

Plums are a good source of vitamin C. About half the fiber in plums is soluble, mainly pectin.

Low-Carb Recipes With Plums

More Information About Plums at Calorie Count Plus.

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Sources:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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