3 Amazing Facts About Australian Plums
It’s time to shine a light on one of the most remarkable unsung heroes of skin care: Australian plums! The Kakadu plum is a sour fruit native to northern Australia and has garnered serious praise. Not only has it been dubbed a superfood (thanks to its insanely high levels of vitamin C) but it has also been linked to some pretty spectacular skin and health benefits. Ready to learn more? Here are three facts you need to know about this noteworthy delicacy.
1. Australian Plums Contain the Highest Concentration of Vitamin C Among Any Fruit
Yes, each Kakadu plum has up to 100 times more Vitamin C than an orange! This vitamin is essential, as it’s been linked to the production of collagen, which has been found to reduce wrinkles and signs of premature aging. Additionally, Vitamin C contributes to a glowing complexion, helping to promote a more even-looking skin tone.
To enjoy the many benefits of Australian Kakadu plums, add LATHER’s Australian Plum Night Crème to your skincare routine. This overnight treatment contains phytonutrients from the fruit, along with a complex of three amino acid peptides for firmer-looking skin and ribose to give your skin a smoother and more vibrant finish.
Who knew one little fruit could do so much? Treat your skin, hair and body by focusing on this powerful ingredient. You’ll feel and look delicious!
2. Each Plum Is Loaded With Other Nutrients
When it comes to the health and appearance of your skin, antioxidants are uber important because they limit damage from free radicals (which can cause unwanted damage and premature aging). In a study published in the journal Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, the Kakadu plum was found to have the highest amount of antioxidants among the tested fruits. Kakadu plums are also chockfull of gallic acid and ellagic acid, which further keep the skin safer from environmental damage caused by UV rays and pollution. They also help restore the skin’s natural barrier and improve skin elasticity.
3. Australian Plums Can Aid in Healthy Digestion
Though the Kakadu plum is quite small in size (comparable to an almond), it’s very high in dietary fiber. Half a cup contains around 7.1 grams, which helps keep your digestive system happy (many experts believe a healthy gut is necessary for healthy skin). Sadly, you can’t buy these delightful plums at your farmer’s market since they’re unavailable in the U.S., but you can find them in powder or juice form.