Friday, May 31, 2013

Green Plums

I had a chance to try green plums while visiting Turkey this year. It is one of the fruits in season. Green plums are everywhere in Turkey. In fact, Turkey is the 7th producer of green plum in the world. They sell them in the streets, groceries, and big markets. At Migros (supermarket's name) one day, hubby grabbed a piece, cleaned it with his shirt and handed to me for a bite. It is green so I was expecting it to be very sour, but it wasn't really.

Unlike purple plums, green plums have thinner flesh and harder to bite.

They are a little juicy and best to be eaten with salt.

Green plums is comparable to batwan, a native sour fruit used in sinigang.

It also reminds me of katmon, another wild sour fruit also used in sinigang and best eaten with salt.

Have your tried green plums? How about katmon or batwan? ;)

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  1. haven't tried anything or not even familiar! but this is great! at least now i know next time i see one i already have an idea because of this article!

  2. We use batwan here in Iloilo. I'm not Ilongga but I learned to love it.

  3. I haven't seen green plums before and even katmon or batwan. I just realized how there are so many fruits that are not sold largely to our market. What's the benefit of eating green plums?

  4. My curiousity would often get the best of me so I would love to try this one out.

  5. I haven't tried this because I haven't seen one. I am curious now with this fruit.


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