Juice Concentrate (Aseptic, Cloudy)
Plums come in a wide variety of colours and sizes. Some are much firmer-fleshed than others and some have yellow, white, green or red flesh, with equally varying skin colour. Plum fruit is sweet and juicy, and it can be eaten fresh or used in jam-making or other recipes. Plum juice can be fermented into plum wine; when distilled, this produces a brandy known in Eastern Europe as Slivovitz, Rakia, Tzuica or Palinka.
Dried plums are known as prunes. Prunes are also sweet and juicy and contain several antioxidants. Prune marketers in the United States have, in recent years, begun marketing their product as "dried plums". Dried plums tend to be much drier than the standard prune. Plums and prunes are known for their laxative effect. This effect has been attributed to various compounds present in the fruits, such as dietary fiber, sorbitol, and isatin. Prunes and prune juice are often used to help regulate the functioning of the digestive system.