Oh my gosh, I just had my first Pickled Umeboshi Plum, and I seriously thought I was gonna throw up or DIE or something! Is this really what Alicia had the morning of a Hangover?? I mean WOW! Hahaha, I can definitely see it as an EYE opener and WAKE UP type of food, but I can't imagine eating this thing on a daily basis! I'm gonna have to hold my nose closed while I do! Anyone else had this experience? My stomach and my body feel SUPER awake right now, so I guess it's doing it's job! :)
Also, does anyone have any ideas for the Umeboshi Plum pit (the center of the plum)? I mean, I could just compost it, but I don't know if it's good for anything else?
Thanks guys! Also, I'm new to this, just went straight to Super Hero from a normal American diet (aspiring Superhero I should say, it's really hard to find foods with no sugar..) So just wanted to say hi to everyone!
You can cut up a plum, or part of a plum and add it to any dish. The pit is good to suck on. I mostly use the plums when I'm not feeling well. Sometimes I add it to dishes. It's certainly not necessary that you eat them if you do't like them. They are good for the Cure All Tea, and if you've had too much of something bad for you. I really like the taste, but I still don't eat a whole one at one time. You can also rinse it off to get some of the salt off if you need to.
Wow, maybe my tastebuds just haven't caught up to the diet yet then. I hope I get used to it, but yea, I'll try washing off some of the salt and see what happens. I've read so much good stuff about them that it seemed a shame not to keep trying it (plus, they were so expensive, I'm not about to throw the others away just yet). Thanks for your suggestion, Hazel!
Ok, so this morning I made my husband (he's from Afghanistan) try one of the plums and he TOtally liked it.. CRAZY! He says they use it to flavor some soups in Afghanistan.. soo.. ok, it IS just my tastebuds.. hope I get over that!