Mitsuwa® Super Ume Concentrate
Net weight: 130 g (4.6 oz) 3 g measuring spoon included.
* Prices will vary depending on the retailer.
- Take one 3 g spoon and mix with warm water or your favorite drink
- Remove the thin circular seal inside bottle cap and replace cap tightly after use.
- Store in a cool, dry place and avoid direct sunlight. Shake well before use.
Product of Japan
Ume (Japanese apricot) has long been consumed by the Japanese and is one of the best naturally alkaline foods. The usage of ume as a superfood dates back to over a thousand years ago and was recorded in famous East Asian medical literature. Ancient Japanese warriors also consumed ume daily for increased strength and relief of intestinal discomfort.
Mitsuwa® Super Ume Concentrate is made from high quality, young ume fruit and is concentrated up to 50 times using a modern technique inspired by the traditional Japanese preparation method.
Modern diet tends to contain more acidic foods, and daily consumption of alkaline foods such as ume may help to balance your diet and support a healthy digestive system.
Made in Japan by a GMP certified manufacturer.
Mitsuwa® Super Ume Concentrate is manufactured in Japan in a leading GMP certified facility. The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is issued by the Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association (JHNFA) which upholds strict Japanese food manufacturing standards. All Mitsuwa products are thoroughly checked for quality and safety.
JHNFA is a Japanese government association that regulates the safe consumption of health foods. They are responsible for researching the nutritional facts of health foods which includes: gathering information on specialized health foods, performing product research and analysis, ensuring proper usage and/or consumption, and guiding and educating the public on the nutritional standards set forth for specialized health foods.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) * from sugar cane, Japanese apricot fruit (ume) concentrate.
* Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), also called oligofructose or oligofructan, are naturally-occurring indigestible carbohydrates used as a calorie-free sweetener. FOS serves as a substrate for microflora in the large intestine, supporting overall gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) health. Its commercial use emerged in the 1980s in response to consumer demand for healthier and calorie-reduced foods1,2.
- Fructooligosaccharide. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fructooligosaccharide
- Sabater-Molina, M., Larqué, E., Torrella, F., & Zamora, S. (2009). Dietary fructooligosaccharides and potential benefits on health. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry J Physiol Biochem, 315-328. Retrieved November 18, 2015, from https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20119826
- Natural young ume (Japanese apricot)
- Extracted to a 30-50x concentrate
- Rich in phytonutrients such as mumefural and polyphenol
- No artificial colors and no preservatives
- Made in Japan by a GMP certified manufacturer
Q: Why is ume (Japanese apricot) considered as an "alkaline food" even though it tastes so sour?
A: Ume’s sourness comes from its various organic acids, especially from citric acid, which has a very acidic taste. Ume also contains alkaline minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium. Ume has a higher content in these organic acids and minerals compared to other fruits, so it is also known as "the king of alkaline foods."
Q: Why select unripe ume for extraction?
A: Ume is most sour when it is young and unripe, which means its citric acid content is at its peak. Using unripe ume for extraction ensures the efficacy of the concentrate.
Q: What are the benefits of consuming ume?
A: Daily consumption of ume may help to support your digestive health. Ume also contains antioxidants and is naturally high in phytonutrients such as mumefural and polyphenol.
Q: Who is suitable to take this product?
A: Mitsuwa Super Ume Concentrate is a food suitable for people of any age to take.
Q: How do you take this product? When is the best time to take it?
A: Take one 3 g spoon and mix with warm water (3 g measuring spoon included) or your favorite drink.
Q: Is ume a "plum" or an "apricot"?
A: Despite being widely referred to as a plum in English, ume (Prunus mume) is actually more closely related to the apricot.
Q: I don’t like sour foods or drinks, is there an easier way to take this product?
A: The simplest way is to mix the concentrate with a lot of warm water to dilute the sourness. Drinking plenty of water everyday is a good habit! You can also stir in some honey, sugar or brown sugar to neutralize the sour taste, or use it in dishes as seasoning.
Recipe 1: Refreshing Ume Drink
- Put a spoon of ume concentrate into a glass, add water and mix thoroughly.
- Stir in some honey, crystal sugar or brown sugar.
- Pop in some ice cubes and enjoy the drink!
Recipe 2: Ume Jelly
- Mix some gelatin powder with water in a pan at low heat until all gelatin powder has melted. Mix some ume concentrate, sugar and water, then stir into the melted gelatin. (optional: add in your choice of chopped fruits)
- Pour the mixture into jelly moulds, and put in the fridge to set.
Recipe 3: Fried Ume Chicken Fillets
- Marinate chicken fillets with some ume concentrate and soy sauce for 2 hours. Sear the marinated chicken in a pan until golden on both sides.
- Sauce: add some ume concentrate, sugar, and soy sauce into the pan, mix well and pour onto the cooked fillets as sauce.
Recipe 4: Steamed Ume Flavoured Pork Ribs
- Chop the ribs into small pieces. Add in some ume concentrate, soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt, black pepper, cornstarch and oil to marinate the ribs for 1-2 hours.
- Put the marinated ribs in a steamer until well done. Decorate with chopped green onions to serve.