Kawashimaya Ume Plum Vinegar
Made from the process of manufacturing 100% organic Nanko-Ume umeboshi (pickled ume/plum). This Ume Plum Vinegar is made by extracting the vinegar component from umeboshi. It is an excellent seasoning that makes vinegar, vinegared foods, and pickles foods become mellow-flavored.
Kawashimaya Ume Plum Vinegar has received Organic JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standards) Certification, which is rare in ume plum vinegar products.
Safe and Secure Organic JAS Certified Ume Plum Vinegar
This product only uses organic umeboshi as a raw material.
It does not contain any additives or pesticides, thus make this product an ume plum vinegar that contains plenty of the original nutrients of plum.
The Reason Why Safe-to-Consume Ume Plum Vinegar is Rare in the Market
Ume Plum Vinegar is very valuable because it can only be manufactured in small quantities, and it has long been known as a highly nutritious ingredient. But nowadays, when many plums are cultivated using pesticides, it is said that the resulted ume plum vinegar is often discarded and can’t be sold. It seems that the pesticide component used in the farm mixed in the vinegar thus make it cannot be sold as an edible product.
That is why the ume plum vinegar that can be safely consumed (or without pesticides) is very rare in the market.
Difference Between White and Red Ume Plum Vinegar
White Ume Plum Vinegar is the brine extract that is extracted when pickled plums are soaked in salt. Just as its name, it's in white color. Red Ume Plum Vinegar is the red-clored ume plum vinegar made by soaking red shiso together in the picking process.
It's basically the same plum vinegar, but Red Ume Plum Vinegar is characterized by the flavor of red shiso (perilla/beefsteak leaf) in it. Please use it properly for each dish and use it according to your preference.
Ume Plum Vinegar Made From 100% Organic Nanko Ume
We use carefully selected organic Nanko Ume (Nanko Plum) cultivated in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, the home of Kishu Nanko Ume.
Plums are often cultivated with pesticides because they are susceptible to diseases and are often damaged by insects. Since plums are fruits that can be eaten as a whole, we are working on pesticide-free and chemical-free fertilizer cultivation with the motto of safety and security.
It is a very valuable organic ume plum vinegar that has established a manufacturing method for organically grown plums over many years.
Insect Repellent by Devising Natural Materials
To prevent the damages caused by insect, in addition to natural insect repellents such as wood vinegar, we also use the mixture of the extract of fish, crabs, garlic, turmeric, etc. Making it pesticide-free plum vinegar.
We also collect safe-for-people things, pickle and ferment them to make homemade liquid fertilizer.
Therefore, this ume plum vinegar is pesticide-free and chemical-fertilizer-free.
Fresh and natural plums are harvested in the morning at the time when the freshness is the best. Then, they are shipped the same day for manufacturing ume plum vinegar
Organic Nanko Ume That Have Received Plenty of the Blessings from Nature
Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, where the organic Nanko Ume is cultivated, is affected by the Kuroshio Current flowing into the Kii Strait. It's blessed with a warm climate with little change in temperature throughout the year.
In addition, it's most suitable for the characteristics of plums because of the heavy rainfall and long daylight hours.
Medium-quality soil is required to cultivate good quality plums, and it absorbs a large amount of calcium during the growing season. "Gourd stone", which is often found in this area, is made of calcium carbonate. It means that this area has the medium-quality soil that contains a large amount of calcium required for plums.
Takeuchi Farm produces high-quality plums in a place that is ideal for cultivating plums, with a focus on organic and special cultivation.
From cultivation to harvesting, boxing, and shipping are all done by hand at Takeuchi Farm.
Since it's ripened on the tree, unlike the ones harvested while it's still green, the plums' skin are easily scratched when using a fruit sorter machine. So we manually sort the plums according to the two size standards, large and small. Also, because it's sorted maually by hand, the plums can be checked thoroughly to ensure its best quality.
Among the selected plums, we carefully select each ones and deliver them to our customers with all our heart.
Recipes and How to Drink Ume Plum Vinegar
Here, we will introduce recipes using ume plum vinegar.
No matter how good it's for your health, it's still a vinegar. So it's not good to drink as it is (undiluted).
Please dilute it in other drinks or use it on foods before you consume this vinegar.
Everyone wants to eat their food deliciously. And your body will be pleased to have delicious foods that are good for your health by using this ume plum vinegar in your foods or drinks!
Ume Plum Vinegar Juice
It is an ume plum vinegar drink that is not too sweet and has a good balanced-taste with moderate acidity. It is also useful for measures against heat stroke in the summer.
- ・Ume Plum Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon
- 2 Teaspoon
- ・Cold water
- 3 or Appropriate
How To Make
- Pour honey and ume plum vinegar to a glass. Stir it well until the honey and vinegar are diluted properly.
- Add cold water and ice, then it's ready to drink.
Ume Plum Vinegar Dressing
The refreshing ume plum vinegar dressing has many uses, such as for salad, octopus, fish carpaccio, and steamed pork.
- ・Ume Plum Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons
- ・Shoyu (Soy sauce)
- 1-2 Tablespoons
- ・Olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons
- ・Chopped shiso leaves
and sesame seeds
- Appropriate amount
How To Make
- Mix all the ingredients.
- When it is emulsified and feels creamy, it is complete.
You can use this dressing for salad, octopus, fish carpaccio, steamed pork, etc.
Ume Plum Vinegar is A Nutritious Superfood
Ume Plum Vinegar is rich in organic acids such as citric acid, malic acid, and polyphenols, which are produced by natural fermentation. It's packed with the nutrients that the human body needs, so its effects are attracting a lot of attention.
Ume Plum Vinegar has various health effects such as building a body that's resistant to viruses, blood circulation, and measures against cholesterol.
Ume Plum Vinegar and Umeboshi Together
Ume plum vinegar can helps keep the freshness of umeboshi by soaking the umeboshi in the vinegar.
You can try them together!
Ume Plum Vinegar is A Versatile Vinegar That Can Be Used For Various Purposes
Ume Plum Vinegar has various good effects for body. In fact, it has various uses other than being used as food. Here are five particularly recommended uses.
Use #1 For Gargling
Gargle with ume plum vinegar diluted in water with the ratio of 1:10 (vinegar:water).
There is no harm in swallowing it, so it is safe for pregnant women and small children.
Use #2 Ume Plum Vinegar Spray
For those who want to use it on the go, it is recommended to use a spray containing a diluted solution of ume plum vinegar. Use it when your throat is irritated or for cold prevention.
Ume plum vinegar is easily go bad when diluted, so put it in a small container and use it up as soon as possible.
Use #3 For Disinfecting Cutting Boards
When you want to handle fish and the cutting board smells, you can also use ume plum vinegar to clean the board. Splash undiluted ume plum vinegar on a cutting board, leave it for a while, and then rinse it with boiling water to clean off the persistent odor.
If you use red plum vinegar, the cutting board may be dyed, so please use white plum vinegar when using it for wooden cutting boards.
Use #4 For Cleaning
Citric acid contained in ume plum vinegar has the effect of cleaning scale.
Spread kitchen paper on the sink and other areas of concern, drip/splash ume plum vinegar on it, and leave it for several hours. After that, you can rub it to remove the dirt.
If you use a material that is easy to dye, it will be colored, so be careful when using red plum vinegar.
Use #5 For Making Rice Balls (Onigiri)
You can use ume plum vinegar to wet your hand when making rice balls/onigiri.
Ume plum vinegar will also add salt and the bactericidal effect will make the rice balls less likely to be spoiled. Also, red plum vinegar has a faint shiso/perilla leaf scent which is appetizing.
Find Out More About Ume Plum Vinegar
What is Umeboshi Vinegar and How to Use it
Umeboshi vinegar or Ume plum vinegar is no stranger in Japanese cooking. Its exceptional taste and universal uses have garnered many interests.
Here we introduce briefly what umeboshi vinegar is, the health benefits obtained by taking plum vinegar, ways you can incorporate this in your everyday life and recipes you might like to try out today!
||Organic Red Ume Plum Vinegar
||Organic plums (produced in Wakayama prefecture), salt
||Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
||Please store in a cool and dark place away from direct sunlight.