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Can we eat the plums in Umeshu?

Did you buy a kind of Umeshu that contains some plums?Or did you use plums to make Umeshu by yourself?

After drinking the Umeshu all, maybe you threw the plums all out instead of leaving them. Don’t you feel that it is a bit of a waste?

This blog will tell you something about the plums used for Umeshu.

  • You can eat the plums in Umeshu!

Raw plums that have not yet been soaked in Umeshu are poisonous, so you absolutely can not eat them. 

But you can eat the plums used for Umeshu without any problems. 

If you pickle the green plums in alcohol, they will be detoxified.

Therefore, even if they are the same raw plums, they are not harmful to the body because they have been pickled in alcohol. 

You can eat them safely!

In addition, please do not give plums that have been soaked in Umeshu to children or those who are not good at alcohol.

  • About the nutrients of the plums

Plums have various beneficial effects on the body.

A characteristic feature of plums in terms of nutrition is that they contain a large amount of organic acids. 

Rich in citric acid, malic acid, succinic acid, tartaric acid, and various other organic acids that are effective in relieving fatigue.

And plums have the highest nutritional value among fruits, 

and is rich in protein, vitamins, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and other minerals.

Because of the nutrients of the plums,plums have many effects.

Anti-aging effect: Plums contain a lot of polyphenols. Polyphenols have a strong antioxidant effect and have a wonderful effect of removing harmful substances called active oxygen that cause cell aging.

Fatigue recovery effect: The citric acid contained in plums promotes the work of creating energy, making it difficult to feel fatigue due to energy depletion. It also works to improve coldness and restore the pH of the body, which causes physical disorders.

Prevention and improvement of hypertension : Plums are rich in potassium. Potassium is a mineral involved in the excretion of water in the body. It also regulates blood flow.

Beauty effect : The plums are rich in polyphenols, so plums have an anti-aging effect. Among them, it is said that the skin beautifying effect is particularly strong, so if you are worried about your skin, why not try eating plums!

Although when the extract comes out of the plum, the nutrients are also dissolved in Umeshu. 

However, it does not mean that 100% of the ingredients are completely removed from the plum

Some ingredients still remain in the plums.

By reading the blog, we hope you can feel the charms of plums and Umeshu.

About Umeshu Lovers

Made with the finest ume plums from Japan, Umeshu is an apéritif with a sweet-sour flavour.  

Known commonly as “Japanese Plum Wine”, Umeshu is among the most well-known alcoholic beverages in Japan and is slowly gaining popularity worldwide.  

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