How to make Asian Plum Wine (Ume Wine) – Recipe

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Recipe | Heart health
Asian Plume Wine (Ume Wine)

 

How to make Asian Plum Wine (Ume wine)

Preparation time: 10-30 minutes / Total time: 1year
Ingredients: 1 kg Asian plums (ume plums, ideally medium ripe), 1 kg Vodca or Korean soju, 30g sugar (optional)

1. Wash the plums well, remove the stems, dig the stones out using a toothpick. Completely dry the plums.
2. Place plums in your Onggi and pour the alcohol in it. (Optional: add 30g of sugar for each 1kg plums, and stir.)
3. Put the cheesecloth and lid on the Onggi securely and store it in a cool, dark place for 1 year.
4.  After 1 year, it will be ready to drink, but you can start tasting after 3 months as the temperature will influene how quickly it ferments. It will taste better with age - like red wine made from grapes. Make a few different batches and enjoy how the taste is changed every year !

Health benefits of Asian Plum Wine (Ume Wine)

diabetes, weight loss, heart health, skin irritations, energy boost

Asian Plum Extracts

Preparation time: 10-30 minutes / Total time: 1year
Ingredients: 1 kg Asian plums (ume plums, ideally organic and midium ripe), 1kg sugar

How to make Asian Plum Extracts

1. Wash the plums well, remove the stems, dig the stones out using a toothpick. Completely dry the plums. Measure the sugar and set aside 30g of it.
2. Place a layer of plums in Onggi, then a layer of sugar. Repeat untill all the plums and 70g of sugar are used up. Put 30g of sugar on top of the plums.
3. Put the lid on the Onggi securely and store it in a cool, dark place. (Stir the jar occasionally untill the sugar is completely melted. After that, stir once every one or two weeks.)
4. After 90 days, strain the plums out of the Onggi and put the fermented liquid back into the Onggi. Begin using the extracts. Yet, it taste better as time goes by.
How to use the extracts: hot tea | (sparkling) iced tea | sauce for salads

How to use the Asian Plum Extracts

hot tea | (sparkling) iced tea | sauce for salads | replacement of sugar

Tip. Make sure to take out the plums and stor the extract in the Onggi in a cool, dark place for another 3 months, after which, it will be ready to drink.
 

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