The name ‘Damson’ comes from Latin and transalates as “plum of Damascus”. This is because damsons were first cultivated in the area around the ancient city of Damascus, capital of modern-day Syria. They were introduced into England by the Romans.
Along with others from the plum family, damsons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Vitamin C helps the body to develop resistance against infections and counters ‘free radicals’ – which are basically bad vibes floating around us.
They are also rich in minerals like potassium, fluoride and iron. We need iron for good blood cell formation, potassium for cell and body fluids that help to control heart rate and blood pressure.
As they say…good things come in small packages!
Recipes with damson