Umeboshi, which means pickled plum, is prepared by pickling ume fruit in salt to dry, and then pickling the dried ume in vinegar with shiso leaves. Eden umeboshi are aged for up to one year in wooden kegs. During the pickling process some of the plums are crushed under this tremendous pressure, especially those toward the bottom of the kegs. These crushed plums cannot be sold as whole umeboshi plums. EDEN Umeboshi Paste is made from these crushed plums. The pits are removed and pulp is simply mashed into a paste.
Like whole umeboshi plums, pickled umeboshi paste has been highly valued in the Orient as a digestive aid and for its ability to stimulate healthy appetite. Pickled plum paste, like the whole pickled plum, is believed to help the body maintain a healthy acid/alkaline balance.
Use EDEN Umeboshi Paste to make sushi and rice balls, and to make a wide variety of delicious dips, salsa, sauces, salad dressings and seasoned vegetable dishes. Makes great tofu ricotta and imparts a delicious tomato-like flavor to soups and tomato-free pasta sauces. Better than salt and butter on sweet corn. Because it is a concentrated paste, it tends to be more salty than the whole plums. A smaller amount can be used when seasoning food and eliminate or reduce other sources of sodium in recipes.
Umeboshi Plums, Sea Salt, Beefsteak Leaves (shiso).
Size: 200 g