Damson

/ˈdamz(ə)n/

a small purple-black plum-like fruit.

The name ‘Damson’ comes from Latin and transalates as “plum of Damascus”. This is because damsons were first cultivated in the area around the ancient city of Damascus, capital of modern-day Syria. They were introduced into England by the Romans.

Along with others from the plum family, damsons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Vitamin C helps the body to develop resistance against infections and counters ‘free radicals’ – which are basically bad vibes floating around us.

They are also rich in minerals like potassium, fluoride and iron. We need iron for good blood cell formation, potassium for cell and body fluids that help to control heart rate and blood pressure.

As they say…good things come in small packages!

Recipes with damson

I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking time to leave one

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s