Kanjuku Juro Umeboshi

Shojuen (Kanagawa)

Umeboshi, or pickled plum, is one of Japan’s ancient foods. Traditionally, umeboshi is known for being extremely sour but many modern umeboshi products are less sour. With this in mind, Kanjuku Juro Umeboshi was produced with the aim of handing down the original sour taste of umeboshi to posterity by using “Juro” plums, which are a local specialty of Odawara city in Kanagawa Prefecture. Juro plum is characterized by its delicately thin skin, voluminous flesh and high concentrations of citric acid. Only fully ripened plums that fall naturally to the ground are used and pickled in salt, in the traditional method. As a result, the juicy flesh fills your mouth when you bite it, while the traditional sour flavor of umeboshi lingers on your tongue. Juro plums are grown only in limited locations within the city. Kanjuku Juro Umeboshi is a product that helps to protect the traditional flavor of a precious asset of the local community.

Winner’s Voice

南に相模湾、西に箱根連山。日本一の富士山を見渡す温暖な気候と、自然に恵まれた小田原曽我梅林の中に昇珠園の梅畑はあります。「本当に良い物、美味しい物を作りたい」そんな園主のこだわりで毎年当園で栽培、収穫される樹上完熟梅のみを使用し昔ながらの味を大切に一つ一つ丁寧に心を込めて作り上げております。神奈川県を代表する小田原の十郎梅は皮が薄く果肉たっぷり。そして樹上完熟の梅で作る十郎梅干しはふっくらと柔らかでフルーティーな香り豊かな梅干です。

Shojuen

Location
Kanagawa

Details

2018 1st session Award for Products
Genre:Food/Drink
Size
H80×Φ150×Circumference 500 (mm)
Price
JPY2,800 (excluding tax)

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