It belongs to the family Rosacea. It has round shape of up to 7 cm in diameter. Of blackish/bluish colour outside and yellow-coloured in the flesh, black plums are optimal for cooking. It is recommended to leave them at room temperature for their maturation and, then, keep them for two or three days in the fridge.
It regulates the intestine due to its high fibre content. It also has anti-anaemic properties thanks to its high iron content, it is antitussive and expectorant. Its caloric contribution is very low with a lot of water inside. Rich in vitamin A and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iodine.
Its optimum state to taste is mainly during summer months, from June to August, although in May and September they can also be found for consumption.