What is Organic Sannen (Three Years Matured) Nanko Ume?
The home for Kishu Nanko-Ume is in Tanabe City and Nambu Town in Wakayama Prefecture.
Even among the authentic products of Kishu, the 3 Years Matured Nanko-Ume have received a rare organic JAS (Japan Agricultural Standards) Certification.
In Takeuchi Farm, in order to deliver plum safely and securely to the costumers, we use wood vinegar which made from natural things as a repellent and using garlic, fish and oyster as foliar application for pickling process.
We soak it with mineral salt and dried it thoroughly under the sun.
This is the traditional sour umeboshi (with 18% salt content).
Please enjoy the simple, delicious, authentic taste of traditional old fashioned without chemical seasoning.
Three years matured Umeboshi contains 18% of salt, umeboshi is preserved food made by traditional recipe.
It takes more than three years of process, from soaking the raw plums in mineral salt, drying it under the sun, to mature the plum inside of the barrels until it’s get completed.
Because it is matured for three years, you can taste a unique flavour which consist of mildness and richness in sour and salty flavour.
It’s really recommended for you who loves Umeboshi to try to eat the traditional Umeboshi rather than eating the umeboshi that already got seasoned with honey or chemical seasonings.
Get To Know Umeboshi, The Japanese Salted Plums
What is umeboshi? Umeboshi is a pickled plum that has a sour and salty flavor.
Because of its excessive benefits, umeboshi are loved by Japanese people even now.
Let's get to know umeboshi and learn how to eat it deliciously!
-Reason of Being Matured -the fading sharp taste of salt and its special mildness flavour-
The umeboshi that just got dried up taste really salty, but over the process of being matured, the sharp taste of the salt will vanish and the sourness of the sour plums will get mild.
If you try to eat and compared the taste between the two, the difference is very clear.
On the other hand, the unique umami and rich flavour of plum is making an appearance.
The salt and plum taste will melt and combined into one rich flavour that you can taste the mildness of umami flavour besides the salty flavour.
The flavour couldn’t be obtained with just one year.
The longer maturation period is, the tastier it gets.
The one year, two years and three years long of maturation period resulted in different flavour each from each.
Please try to taste the difference of the flavour that you wouldn’t get in a market.
Enjoy other size variations of Organic Nanko Ume Grade A (3 Years Matured).
The Rare Safety-Certified Sannen Umeboshi
【 Delicious Nanko Ume officially certified by JAS 】
Organic JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard) Certification
The agricultural crops are produced in the field, where the soil was made by natural compost, more than two years before planting, without using chemical products, fertilizers and pesticides.
Agricultural products which don’t have organic JAS mark but displaying only ‘organic’ mark on its products is prohibited by law.
The sun, clouds and plants are the trademark of JAS. It’s represents the food that is produced by the power of nature.
It is common to use pesticides and fertilizer for plum cultivation.
It is because plums that are beautiful in appearance, plums without spots are preferred.
If the plums look bad and has spots and stains, no one wants to buy it.
So, will it taste different between ordinary cultivated plums and organic plums?
Plums raised without using agricultural chemicals and fertilizers have a strong taste, resulting in delicious pickled plum.
Three-year aged umeboshi of Takeuchi Farm gets organic JAS certification.
Registration accreditation body inspects that production conforming to the JAS standard of organic foods is being carried out and only certified companies can affix organic JAS marks.
Agricultural products and processed foods that do not have "organic JAS mark" and only displaying the mark of "organic" are prohibited by law.
The ‘organic JAS mark’ assures you that the foods produced by the power of nature without relying on chemical substances such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Our pesticide-free plums,
has strong flavour and delicious taste.
We recommended you to consumes "Umeboshi bancha" to drink when fasting or when your body is not feeling well.
It's recommended for you to consumes 'Umeboshi Bancha' when fasting or when your body is not feeling well
Sannen Umeboshi is recommended after fasting.
Organic Umeboshi in Takeuchi Farm does not use pesticides, fertilizers, chemical additives.
It is said that Umeboshi which does not contain any chemical additives and is matured for three years is good.
During fasting it is recommended to eat Umeboshi in a small amount as salt supplement!
Also, you can consume it as Umeboshi bancha, which is also said to be good if you drink during fasting.
Benefits of Umeboshi bancha:
- ・ When your body condition is not good
- ・ When you feel tired
- ・ When you catch a cold
- ・ Hangover, when drinking too much
- ・ Improve your physical constitution with a cup of tea ceremony every morning
- ・ To overcome/counter-measure for summer heat and cold weather in winter.
- ・ Those who feel the energy shortage.
How to Make Umeboshi Banca
- ① Tear off Umeboshi and put it in a tea.
- ② Mix with a few drops of natural brewed soy sauce.
- ③ Add a few drops of grated ginger.
- ④ Ready to consume with big cups.
Three years aged Umeboshi can not be mass-produced
There is a limit to the amount of crops to cultivate without using pesticides and fertilizers.
Immerse the slightly harvested organic plums, dried in the sun, and aged inside the ume barrel.
There are limited number of plums that can be manufactured until the end of long process.
Organic Kishu Nanko Ume 【ripe type】
Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture is home of Kishu Nanko Ume.
It’s build by a Farmer called Mr. Takeuchi.
Since plum is the whole processed fruit, Takeuchi Farmers are working on a motto of safety and security.
In order to prevent the damage of insects, in addition to natural repellent such as pyroligneous liquid, they use natural ingredients such as fish, crab, garlic, turmeric and so on, ferment them and make home-made liquid fertilizer.
"Things that are exists in nature are something naturally happened".
Unripe plum will be harvested in the morning with category "freshness is number one", and will get shipped within the same day.
Please try to make Umeboshi, juice, jam and wine from the plums.
Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture is blessed with a temperature climate with just a little change in temperature throughout the year due to the influence of the Kuroshio Current.
Moreover, it is most suitable place for plums to grow because rainfall precipitations is high and the daylight hours is long.
Medium-quality soil is necessary to cultivate high-quality plums, which absorb much calcium during the growth period.
"Uridani Ishi" is a stone which is common in this area is made of calcium carbonate and containing plenty of calcium necessary for plum.
In the best place for the plum to grow, Takeuchi Farm is cultivating high quality plums sticking to organic and special cultivation.
From cultivation to harvesting, boxing, shipping is consistently performed at Takeuchi Farm, all manually by hands.
Because it is maturing on the tree, because it’s harvested while still unripe, it is easier to get scratched if we’re not doing it carefully, so we have carefully sort it by hands with two size standards, large and small.
We determined to make a commitment in our plums quality, we deliver the plums to our customers with our whole heart, with more carefully selected plums one by one.
||Organic Nanko Ume Grade A - 3 years matured
||Organic Nanko Ume (produced by Tanabe City, Wakayama prefecture)
||After opening, put in refrigerator