Although the common misconception that vegans only eat dull vegetables and quinoa is far from true – one ingredient has the power to bring vegan cooking to the next level.
Umeboshi paste – made from pureed fermented Japanese ume plums can transform food – and your body.
The paste – which can be included in a variety of dishes – has been used since ancient times as a food and for medicinal purposes.
As a vegan condiment umeboshi paste has a thick consistency similar to a jam with a taste which is difficult to describe in one word.
Although it is made from ume fruits the paste is not sweet as one would expect – rather it is often described as tangy or salty.