Ume Vinegar is the red juice drawn from the kegs of pickled umeboshi plums and is prized as a gourmet vinegar. Ume vinegar is a convenient, zesty and tart seasoning. It is produced in the southern and middle regions of Japan, and thus will vary in taste and consistency depending on the region where it is made. Since umeboshi vinegar is both pleasantly tart and salty, when substituting it for regular vinegar, reduce or eliminate the salt in the recipe.
The ume plums from Ryujin village are very special. Gathered in remote mountain orchards from trees that have never known chemicals, they have a wild quality and are exceptionally flavorful. Traditionally hand-pickled with Shiso leaves and sea salt, the tart red juice drawn from the kegs of pickled plums is prized as a gourmet vinegar. A convenient, zesty seasoning, Mitoku Ryujin Umeboshi Vinegar adds refreshing flavor and goodness to many foods. Use it to add extra liveliness to salad dressings, cooked vegetables, homemade quick pickles, tofu dips and spreads.
Mitoku Traditional Umeboshi Vinegar is a delicious, tart-salty seasoning drawn from kegs of traditional pickled Japanese plums (umeboshi), with shiso leaves added to impart their vivid red color. A little less tart than Ryujin Ume Vinegar, Mitoku Traditional Umeboshi Vinegar adds refreshing flavor and goodness to many foods.