[Sigol Won] Maesil Eck (Plum Extract Liquid)

$40.99 Regular price

[Sigol Farm] Maesil Won Eck

Aged for 2 Years

[Sigol Won] Maesil-Eck (Plum Extract Liquid)

Maesil Extract is an essential ingredient in Korean homecooking.

What is maesil? Maesil is the Korean term for green plums (also known as Mumes in English). It has been used throughout Korean history for its health benefits - like creating a stronger digestive system, promoting heart regularity and serving as an antibacterial agent.

Nowadays, it's most frequently used as a sugar substitute (or supplement) in Korean dishes. From salad dressings, meat marinades and dipping sauces, maesil adds a full-bodied sweetness with a touch of tartness. It can also be consumed straight - simply dilute the syrup with some water and a few ice cubes to make a refreshing iced tea.

So how is it made? Sigol Won packs equal parts maesil and sugar into an air-tight jar. It's left to sit for three months as the plum slowly releases its juices. Once the syrup is ready, the fruit is removed from the liquid. Then the syrup is aged for two years to develop a deeper flavor. Afterwards, its bottled and ready for sale.

The key taste variable is the quality of the plums. Sigol Won grows its high-quality maesil at the base of Mt Jirisan - where the climate is pure, clean and undisturbed. It's made exactly as described above and includes no preservatives or additional ingredients.

If you haven't tried cooking with maesil before, give it a go! 

Note: This maesil is offered in large sizes: 500 ml & 1000 ml - good value for size

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
MA (Ottawa, ON)
Good taste

I've seen maesil as an ingredient in many recipes, but the only kind I could find was a plum-flavoured syrup, rather than one made from real plums. I'm happy now that I finally got the authentic stuff from Gochujar. And, to my surprise, I like it most when used as a base for iced tea!

Product Highlights

  • Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients - healthy substitute for sugar
  • Sigol Farm's maesil is cultivated in a pristine location - at the base of Mt. Jirisan and close to Seomjin River
  • Extract is aged for 2 years before bottling - for deeper, premium taste 
  • Made from only two ingredients: Maesil (Korea-grown) & Sugar (Korea-grown)
  • Available in 2 sizes: 500 & 1000 ml 
Product In Brief

Full Ingredients

Maesil (50%), Sugar (50%)

    Storage Tips

    Expiration period: 3 years

    Before opening, store in a cool, dry area

    After opening, store in the refrigerator

      What to Make

      Maesil Iced Tea

      Korean Marinades or Sauces

        About the Brand

        Sigol Won is a local grower that specializes in maesil extract. 
        Their farm is located at the base of Mt. Jirisan, near Soemjin River. 
        Their maesil is made all-natural - contains zero preservatives.

          Product faq

          Q: Where are the plums grown?

          A: It's grown in Korea - near Mt. Jirisan 

          Q: Are the 500ml and 1000ml the same product?
          Q: Does this need to be refrigerated?
          Q: Are there any ingredients besides Korean Plums and Sugar?

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          About The Brand

          Sigol Won is a local grower that specializes in maesil extract. Their maesil trees are grown in pristine conditions - at the base of Mt. Jirisan and Soemjin River. Sigol Won's Maesil is naturally aged for at least two years before bottling to produce a deep, premium flavor.

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