This deep, dark variety of plum is making waves in Australia and being touted as the next up and coming superfruit. While we already know that plums are great for us with their high amounts of dietary fiber and vitamin A, the QG plum (as it’s called down under) seems to have some extra special health benefits. This variety was developed by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and as of now, the plums are only grown on one orchard in the Australian state of Queensland.
Orchard mangers said the variety was created by accident when plant breeders tried to develop a better tasting plum with resistance to the bacterial spot disease. Scientists have been surprised by the plum’s health benefits which include his levels of antioxidants (3 to 6 times higher than blueberries), and may hold benefits for lowering risk of ‘lifestyle diseases’ such as high blood pressure, obesity, and heart problems.