Japanese umeboshi plums are full of health and beauty!

The umeboshi are very common pickles in Japan.
I’ll introduce the effects of umeboshi and how to enjoy them!
All photos of umeboshi products in this article are provided by the umeboshi specialty shop, Mikakuan (味覚庵).

2017-01-23   Culture, Foods & Drinks,


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What is the umeboshi?

There are many choices of umeboshi!
There are many choices of umeboshi!

Umeboshi are pickled plums that are dried in the sun after being preserved in salt.
There are a lot of different types of umeboshi ranging from fruity, sour, and salty.
Some Japanese families make umeboshi themselves and you can also buy them in supermarkets.

Umeboshi is loved by Japanese people
Umeboshi is loved by Japanese people

How do we eat umeboshi?

Traditionally, umeboshi is eaten with rice as a side dish.
There are many different ways to enjoy it.
They are also served with green tea and distilled Japanese alcohol.
In recent years, there have been various plum flavored products offered including jams and syrups.
They go well with sweets, pasta, and bread.
Please try using some of these for special dishes at home.

There are many ways to use umeboshi.
There are many ways to use umeboshi.
Plum jelly is very popular with Children
Plum jelly is very popular with Children

Umeboshi is full of good effects for our health

Umeboshi is recognized as a food, good for health
Umeboshi is recognized as a food, good for health

It is now established that umeboshi has various healthy effects such as recovering from fatigue, improving lifestyle-related diseases, and preventing food poisoning.
Furthermore, plum liquor(梅酒) also has effects such as reducing stress and
leading to comfortable sleep.
I recommend that you drink a glass of plum liquor when you can’t sleep well.

The umeboshi made at Mikakuan (味覚庵) is very popular in France.

The umeboshi at Mikakuan has the highest quality.
The umeboshi at Mikakuan has the highest quality.

Mikakuan was established as an umeboshi specialty shop in 1957.
They provide many umeboshi products include plum jams and syrups.
Their products are also sold in Paris, France and are widely shared by the public.
Mikakuan umeboshi was used with chocolate by Chocolatier, JEAN-PAUL HÉVIN in 2016.
The chocolate achieved universal popularity.
You should try umeboshi from Mikakuan when you come to Japan.

Mikakuan(味覚庵)

  • Address:1-4-12, Nakai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Opening hours:9:00am-7:00pm
  • Closing dates:Sunday・National holiday
  • Websitewww.mikakuan.com/(Japanese text only)

The umeboshi has been popular as good medicine since ancient times in Japan.
Please try it for your health!
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