Jul 26, 2021

Umeshu, the Japanese plum wine has lots of benefit!

Plums are indispensable for the people of Japan.


In Japan plums, or "ume", are harvested and processed during the rainy season and used in a variety of ways for a variety of dishes to be consumed year-round. Umeshu is just one example of this use.

Umeshu, the Japanese plum wine has lots of benefit! photo


Umeshu is easy to prepare, requiring little effort, but it comes with a number of health benefits, including helping to make skin beautiful, in dieting, and in the relief of constipation. The combination of plum and sake can also offer relief from the tiredness we feel during Japan's hot and humid summers. 


How to prepare Umeshu


Ingredients

  • Japanese green plums: 1kg
  • Sugar: 500g~1kg (as you like)
  • White distilled liquor :1.8 l
  • 4 l size jar
  • toohtpick
  • paper towel

Step 1 : Washed plums and wiped them thoroughly to stop the plums from going off.


Umeshu, the Japanese plum wine has lots of benefit! photo

Step 2 : Remove stem end and discard the plums with any brown or blemished spots

using toothpicks.

Umeshu, the Japanese plum wine has lots of benefit! photo


Step 3 : Dampen the towel with distilled liquor and wipe inside the jar. Put the plums and sugars alternately in the jar.

Umeshu, the Japanese plum wine has lots of benefit! photo

Step 4 : Pour white distilled liquor all over the top into the jar until completely submerged in the liquor.



Last step : Then tightly close the lid and set it to a cool place for 3~6 months


Enjoy your home-made umeshu!