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梅干し Umeboshi


Finally got round to sun-drying my umeboshi today.  This year I made 6kg; I separated the plums into kilo-bags and stowed them away.  Traditionally they should be left to mature for a year or two, but after testing a couple, they are good enough to eat already.  Umeboshi is without doubt one of those natto/Marmite-type foods, that either you love or hate.  Personally I am quite fond of them, particularly their antiseptic properties (if you put one in a bowl of cooked white rice, the rice keeps a lot longer) and was finally converted when I found them to be the only thing to settle my stomach during a norovirus infection.  Incidentally, I find Marmite revolting.




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