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July 16, 2018 - Bon Appetit

Umeboshi Paste Is the Vegan Flavor Bomb You Didn’t Know You Needed

Umeboshi Paste Is the Vegan Flavor Bomb You Didn’t Know You Needed

I first learned about umeboshi paste—the Japanese condiment made of pureed, fermented ume fruit—from my all-time favorite cookbook, The Cranks Bible by Nadine Abensur. She includes the paste in several recipes and writes, “It sometimes adds the perfect astringent note not just to Japanese dishes but anything similarly inspired.” Intrigued, and freshly in love with a vegan, I tracked down the paste in a health food store and made Abensur’s Quick Aromatic Laksa, aiming to impress. That vegan moved in and stayed for life; I haven’t been without a jar of umeboshi paste since.

GruntVegan: An Ume is a fruit, which is often called a plum but is actually more closely related to the apricot. Umeboshi, are pickled ume fruits common in Japan. The word "umeboshi" is often translated into English as "Japanese salt plums", "salt plums" or "pickled plums".

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