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What Are the Benefits of Pluot?

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Carolyn Robbins began writing in 2006. Her work appears on various websites and covers various topics including neuroscience, physiology, nutrition and fitness. Robbins graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and theology from Saint Vincent College.
What Are the Benefits of Pluot?
Pluots carry more genes from plums. Photo Credit Robert Lerich/Hemera/Getty Images

Cross a plum tree with an apricot, and you get a funny-sounding fruit called a pluot. Geneticist Floyd Zaiger created the first pluot hybrid and went on to grow 20 other varieties. Like all fresh produce, pluots are a good source of nutrients.

Light and Sweet

One medium pluot has roughly 80 calories, making it ideal for a light and healthy snack. The fruit has no fat or cholesterol, but pluots are unusually high in sugar, with 15 grams per serving.

Promoting Regularity

Pluots are a good source of dietary fiber -- essential for regular bowel movements and overall gastrointestinal health -- with 3 grams per medium fruit.

Vitamins and Other Nutrients

A medium pluot contains 6 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A and 10 percent of the recommendation for vitamin C. The fruit also has 1 gram of protein. Pluots and other fresh produce contribute to your daily fluid intake since most fruits and vegetables contain a high percentage of water.

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