Australian Functional Ingredients – by Vic Cherikoff

Illawarra Plums

Flavour – Plum-like in flavour with a little less sweetness and a pleasant yet subtle resinous quality which is enhanced with cooking.

Colour and Appearance – Deep purple, seedless, and the size of a large grape.

Typical Use – Compliments chilli and garlic as well as sweet uses. Use in sauces, preserves, muffins, cheesecakes and fruit compotes.

Helpful Hints – Use stainless steel utensils not aluminium to prevent bitterness. Blend fruit before cooking or if serving cooked, add lemon juice or vinegar to diced fruit.

Storage and Packaging Size – Frozen, 1kg (approx. 340 fruits/kg)



Vic Cherikoff