Ume is an apricot-like fruit often mistranslated as Japanese plum. Umeboshi from Wakayama Prefecture is a top brand in Japan. In particular, Nanko ume is known for having thin skins and plump, thick flesh. Umeshu made from high-quality ume from Wakayama is also popular and features the fragrance of ume with a fruity flavour.
Last updated: 2019-02-01