Representative pickles in Japan

Sourness works for your health Japanese people have used umeboshi as a health food empirically for a long time, for example, for recovery from fatigue, antiseptic action, and prevention of colds. In the Heian period, it was used as a medicine, and in the Warring States period, Umeboshigan, made from dried plum, rice flour, and rock sugar, was popular as a preserved food for soldiers. The cause of the sourness of Umeboshi is citric acid. Plums have the highest citric acid content among fruits, and one small grain is 2-3 times as large as one lemon. It is said that citric acid makes the blood smooth, improves blood flow and boosts immunity, and m…

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