Plums and prunes are high in vitamin A and C, potassium, fiber and antioxidants.
Plums are sour in their unripened state, but are in fact alkaline.
Their alkaline property is conducive to neutralizing the acidity of our body and improving our digestive health; as a result, the Japanese traditionally put a plum in their lunch box.
Most people are familiar with prunes, which are plums in their dry form. Prunes are undeniably delectable and nutritious; however, due to dehydration and fermentation, prunes are naturally higher in sugar content.
Additionally, most of the prunes are packaged, and the possibility of added preservatives can be a concern. Aside from that, both prunes and plums offer their own unique tastes that serve to satisfy your taste buds while offering enormous health benefits.
English4TW team likens sun-dried tomato for Italy to sun-dried prunes for Plum Vitality House. We bring you this over-40-year-old prune factory located in Mei-shan, recently modernized to become a sightseeing plum house.
Entering the right entrance, you are in their uniquely designed Time Tunnel. You get to learn the entire prune production process and the local prosperity of prunes in the past.
Walking out of the tunnel, all the machines and equipment involved in the production process, including the area where the plums are dried by natural sunlight, are made visible to the visitors.
Their philosophy of producing prunes with only natural ingredients in order to bring the finest prunes to the world becomes palpable.
Enjoy the delicious prunes made from Plum Vitality House and be rest assured that you get all the health benefits without the worries for any added preservatives!
Once you finish the tour of the production facility, you are ready to enter the shopping store on the other side from which you first entered the Time Tunnel.
You will first be greeted by a friendly salesperson, who will offer you their delightfully thirst-quenching and complimentary plum juice.
The mouth-watering juice made from marinated plums tastes slightly sour and mildly sweet.
They offer a wide variety of natural flavors for their prunes, including Honey, Perilla, Green Tea, Brown Sugar, Coffee, Spice and Seasonal Specials.
Free samples are available for each flavor, making the trip well worth it in our opinion. Their handmade plum cookies are also worth checking out.
We like to save the best for last. Their health-boosting Plum Extract is the most appealing!
Scientists discovered the vitamins contained in plums can be transformed into a much more potent form called Mumefural through boiling in low heat.
When combining Mumefural with natural citric acid, what you are getting is a tonic 50 times the nutritional content of regular plums.
Mumefural from Plum Extract boasts immense body-energizing benefits that improve blood circulation, boost metabolism and help prevent cerebral embolism and myocardial infarction.
Plum Vitality House is located on No. 527 Zhong-shan Road, Mei-shan County. When you exit National Highway 3 toward Mei-shan County, it'll be on your right side.