One pluot has 40 calories. This hybrid plum and apricot fruit is fat-free, cholesterol-free and contains no sodium. Its sweet flesh provides numerous essential nutrients, such as vitamins A and C for immune system health, potassium that regulates body fluids and dietary fiber for healthy elimination.
Many varieties of pluots match or exceed the nutritional value of blueberries with regard to antioxidants and phytonutrients and share a similar role in preventing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Pluots, also called plumcots, come in sweet and tart varieties and in colors ranging from dark purple to green. Pluots were developed by Floyd Zaiger. More than 20 varieties are grown in California.