About Ume Plum Seasoning Gluten Free
It is the juice from the pickling of umeboshi, salt-pickled plums, and is popular in Japan. This tart, tangy seasoning adds a refreshing zest to salad dressings, cooked vegetables and spreads. Use in place of vinegar, but remember that due to its inherent saltiness, any salt in the recipe will need to be reduced or eliminated.
The oldest Japanese record of pickled plums being used as a medicine is in a medical text written about one thousand years ago. Umeboshi were used to prevent fatigue, purify water, rid the body of toxins, and cure specific diseases such as dysentery, typhoid, and food poisoning. Slowly, extensive folklore developed about umeboshi's ability to prevent and cure certain diseases.