What is Ryujin Plum Umeboshi?
In the highest peak in Kishu called Mt. Gomadan, where the stream of Hidaka river is flowing through the valley, Ryujin Plum is made in Ryujin Village where nature and history have nurtured.
Ryujin Plum Umeboshi is a delicious pickled dried plum that has been produced from many years ago. This product is made with plum and shisho leaf that is grown without chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizer. (This umeboshi is also salted only with Okinawa Shimamas Salt)
■ Quantity: 1000 g ※ Salinity about 13% ■ Expiration date: One year from the date of manufacture (normal temperature) ■ Raw materials: plum (no use of chemical pesticide or chemical fertilizer), sun dried salt, Shiso leaf■ Producer: Ryujin Natural Food Center (Wakayama prefecture) ■ Delivery method: normal temperature
What is Ryujin Plum?
In the highest peak in Kishu called Mt. Gomadan, where the stream of Hidaka river is flowing through the valley, there is a place where nature and history is nurtured called Ryujin Village (Ryujin Natural Food Center). There are about 1600 plum trees in the field of about 3 hectares in "Blue Dragon's Village" overlooking the clear stream Hidaka River. Starting from the soil when the seeding process begins, there is no chemical sterilization. So no chemical pesticides or fertilizer is used. The planting only uses the traditional compost such as momigawa and tree skin. Still, the plum tree produce lush greens and bear many fruits every year. The essential plum fruit that is grown with the power of nature is harvested one by one with the utmost care. Because it is grown with no chemical fertilizer, the plum will have a strong fragrant smell. The plum field of Ryujin Village, as far as the eyes can see, is filled with sweet plum fragrance.
The fresh Plum that is harvested from 1600 trees will be made into umeboshi (pickled plum), juice, plum extract, and other products. All of them are made with traditional manufacturing methods. Although still not many people know about Ryujin plum, Ryujin produce more than 50 ton of plums each year. An enthusiastic fan of Ryujin plum might say “If it is not Ryujin plum, it won’t taste as good”. It is a pickled plum known only to the people who know it.
* Because this is a B grade item, there may be uneven colors, some part that have hard fruit skin or hard fruit flesh, and others. If you find some traces of white powder or lumps in the product, do not worry, it is just a crystallized salt or citric acid that is generated during the process of the making. It is perfectly safe to eat. All of these details will not affect the quality of the product. It is just the natural characteristic of dried pickled plum.