Japanese Food 100 – #63 Umeboshi

Umeboshi, Japanese food

Umeboshi is pickled sour plum which has extremely sour and salty taste.
In the process of making Umeboshi, sour plums are picked in salt and then exposed to the sun and dried.
Umeboshi is also picled with Japanese basil.

Umeboshi is very basic Japanese food. Umeboshi is eaten not only together with rice or an ingredient in Onigiri (rice ball), also used for various cooking and food.

Umeboshi is known as a food which has various effects, such as digestive aid prevention of nausea and so on.

Umeboshi is surely sour and also some are sweet and some are salty.
Minabe area in Wakayama prefecture is famous for Umedoshi.