Ume Boshi Sauce
Ume boshi are pickled ume fruits common in Japan. Ume (Japanese salt plums) are extremely sour and salted. They are traditionally made by harvesting ume fuits when they ripen around June and acking them in barrels with salt. This salty, sour liquid is a sort of vinegar and can be used to savour vegetables, cereals, fish,etc. and is considered “King of Alkaline Food”. Ume boshi represent a digestive aid, preventing nausea; the citric acid acts also as anti bacterial and help to increase saliva production and assist in digestion of rice.