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The power-packed plums in the umeshu

Look at that jar of umeshu. Doesn’t it look beautiful with the clear liquid and the pickled plums sitting in it? The fruity aroma and delicious sweet taste of the umeshu make it a great refreshing beverage to have, but did you know you could eat those plums in the umeshu as well? While the juices and flavor of the plums are extracted during the process of making umeshu, the plums in the drink are quite delicious and healthy. You can take the plums out of the umeshu and have them as is or use them to make some great delicacies. Want to know more about the nutritional value offered by the plums in umeshu? Read on.

Improves heart health

The plums in the umeshu have active ingredients that are good for heart health and can help prevent the incidence of coronary heart diseases. A study by the American Physiological Society has also opined that the skin of the ume plums contained compounds that have a positive effect on the health of the heart.

Slows down aging

The plums in umeshu contain antioxidants that absorb the free radicals in the body, slowing down the aging process in your body. The Japanese are known for their longevity and have used these ume plums from the umeshu for years. Free radicals are harmful to your body and increase your chance of contracting lifestyle disorders. Consuming those plums in umeshu can help you stay healthy.

Improves oral health

The plums in umeshu are known to be good for the health of your teeth and gums. The compounds in the ume plums work well in fighting the bacteria that cause gum diseases, gingivitis, periodontitis, etc. 

Prevents gastric ulcer

The plums in umeshu contain compounds that inhibit the growth of Heliobacter pylori, a bacteria that is known to infect the gut lining in your body and cause those painful ulcers. Consuming the plums can thus help alleviate the symptoms of gastric ulcers and help you get well soon. 

Improves digestion

The plums in umeshu are rich in fibers that help maintain a healthy gut and smooth digestion. It also prevents dyspepsia, bloating, IBS, and other digestive disorders. Traditional Japanese medicine also says that the plums could help ease the symptoms of diarrhea. 

Relieves hangovers

Hangovers can get quite painful and frustrating. Consuming the plums in umeshu when you have a hangover could help detox your body and give you a much-needed boost of energy. It helps relieve the hangover headaches and get back to normal quickly.

Now you know how beneficial those plums in umeshu are. So, the next time you make umeshu, don’t throw those plums away. Pick them and dig right in!

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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