100% Organic Ripened Maesil from Gwangyang
[Our Farm] Golden Maesil Extract
Maesil is Korean Green Plums. It's a healthy fruit that's loaded with minerals and antioxidants, while being low in calories. Koreans like to ferment maesil and use its sweet extract as a substitute for sugar in Korean recipes. Many people also drink it as an iced or hot tea to boost their energy, detoxify blood and improve digestion.
Most brands use unripe maesil (referred to as "cheongmae") to make their extract. Unripe plums have a green peel and produce a dark-green extract that is sweet, tart and tangy. A good reference product is Hong Sang Ri's Maesil Extract.
But this brand - Our Farm - uses ripe maesil ("hwangmae"), which has a yellow, golden peel. The riper the fruit, the more natural sugars. So this extract has a much sweeter, full-bodied taste. It's perfect for mixing with (carbonated) water and making a refreshing iced tea.
Our Farm grows their plums in a remote, coastal province called Gwangyang. It's grown 100% organically - without any pesticide or chemical fertilizers. The plums are picked in June (instead of May), when they fully ripen and reach their peak golden color.
If you want to find a new natural beverage, consider this one!
- 100% organically grown in Gwangyang (South Jeolla Province)
- Extract is made with ripened, yellow plums (as opposed to unripe, green plums) for a sweeter flavor
- Extract is made with only two ingredients: organic Korean plum & organic sugar
- Use it to make refreshing iced tea!
- Size is 380ml
Organic Plums (50.5%)
Organic Sugar (49.5%)
Expiration period: 1 year
Before opening, keep in a cool, dry area
After opening, store in the refrigerator
What to Make
Iced Plum Tea
Hot Plum Tea
Use to make salad dressing
About the Brand
Our Farm is a collective made of regional farms throughout Korea. The ,individual farms have been inspected and received certification as organic producers.
How is Maesil Made?
Equal parts Maesil and Sugar are packed into an air-tight container and left to age. As the plums ferment, they slowly release their nutrition into its own juices. There is not a single drop of water added. After six months, a natural syrup is made. It can be used right away or left to age for an additional year for deeper flavor.
Here's a Youtuber named Kimi who makes Maesil Extract & Iced Tea from home.
Note: In this video, she is using unripe green plums (Cheongmae)
The extract has a sweet and mildly tangy flavor - serves as a nice fruity flavor for a cold, refreshing drink!
A: Pour 2-3 spoonfuls of the extract into a cup. Add ice cubes. Then add (carbonated) water. Or simply use a 3:1 ratio of water-to-maesil.
A: You can use it as a substitute for sugar in many Korean recipes:
-Traditional Bulgogi, Spicy Pork Bulgogi, Spicy Squid Stir-fry, etc - use it for the marinade sauce instead of sugar. It will remove the "meaty" smell and tenderize at the same time.
-Bibim Guksu (Spicy Mixed Noodles) - use it in the marinade. Then reduce the amount of sugar and vinegar.
-Namul Banchans and Salad Dressing - use it to marinade namul or to create a delicious salad dressing.
Please store in your refrigerator after opening.
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About The Brand
Our Farm is a collective made of regional farms throughout Korea. The individual farms have been inspected and received certification as organic producers.