One of Korea's Best Exports
[Hong Ssang Ri] Maesil Cheong (Plum Extract Syrup)
Today, we're excited to bring you one of Korea's top exported food products...
Hong Ssang Ri's Maesil Cheong (Plum Syrup)!
Maesil is Korean Green Plum.
And it's long been used in Traditional Korean Medicine to help with digestion, detoxify the body and boost energy levels.
How is Maesil Extract made?
Hong Sang Ri harvests its maesil when they're green, sour and firm. This is when the fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and citric acid.
The fruit is placed into large, traditional Korean clay pots called Onggis - which are pourous and permeable, helping to stabilize the rate of fermentation.
Fun fact: Hong Sang Ri has been fermenting their maesil in the same Onggi pots for 50+ years!
Then, the maesil is covered with Oligodang Syrup (as opposed to sugar) to start the fermentation process.
With time, liquid extract slowly seeps out, containing the fruit's nutrition.
This liquid extract is left in the pots for a second round of fermentation, further deepening the flavor!
How do I use maesil?
Many Korean recipes list maesil as an ingredient - as it adds sweetness, along with depth of flavor.
From namul banchans and jangajji (pickled vegetables) to K-BBQ marinades, it's used across many K-food categories.
Maesil Syrup is also frequently used to make a refreshing iced drink.
Simply mix the syrup with carbonated water and top-off with ice - to make maesil-ade!
Hong Sang Ri's family has been growing maesil for the last 3 generations!
Her farm has 2000+ maesil trees in Gyeongnam province.
For decades of hard work, she has also received the distinction by the Korean government as a "grandmaster" in the food category of maesil.
If you don't have maesil in your cooking pantry yet, what are you waiting for?
Available in 420ml.
Store in refrigerator after opening.
something i appreciate having on deck and can elevate my korean cooking
I haven‚Äôt received it yet. It‚Äôs been quite a while since I ordered it
The plum extract syrup arrived promptly and is excellent.
I live in Orange County, CA, where there are a few Korean Markets nearby that stock Maesil but not this particular brand. Ive read a lot of recommendations for Hong Ssang and was so glad that you carried it. I have used it in cooking and have also used it as a beverage. It is wonderful! It has a lovely plum taste and just the amount of sweetness without being sugary. I love it!
I bought this to use in marinades and sauces but I ended up using it all to make tea! It tasted great both as a warm, and cold tea. I found it a little bit expensive so Im looking forward to trying another type next time. Overall great experience with shopping from gochujar, it arrived safely and quickly.
- Fermented over 6 months in traditional Onggi pots - that's been used for 50+ years!
- Maesil fermented in two stages - results in a deep, well-balanced flavor
- Hong Ssang Ri has received distinction asa "Maesil Grandmaster"
- This product is one of Korea's top export products!
- Use in Korean recipes or to make a refreshing iced drink
[Hong Ssang Ri] Maesil Cheong (Plum Extract Liquid)
Maesil has a history of medicinal use
Maesil contains large amounts of citric acid, which helps rid the body of lactic acid and recover faster
Maesil also helps with the secretion of saliva and digestive enzymes, which boosts your gut health
3 Generations of Traditional Onggi Fermentation
Maesil are placed into traditional Korean clay pots (called Onggi) and mixed with Oligodang Syrup at a 7:3 ratio!
The sugared plums ferment for 3-6 months (absolutely no water is added)!
After a while, a liquid extract seeps out the fruit ... containing much of the nutrition
After months of fermentation, the extract liquid develops a deep, well-rounded taste
Use maesil in a variety of Korean recipes
Use maesil when seasoning namul, kimchi, banchans & K-BBQ marinades
... or simply mix it with carbonated water & ice to make iced maesil tea
Hong Ssang Ri carrying-on 3 generations of maesil legacy
Hong Ssang Ri carries on her family's legacy by caretaking 2000+ maesil trees in Gyeongnam Province.
She has received distinction from the Korean government as a "maesil grandmaster"
Her maesil syrup is produced using traditional fermentation techniques - absolutely no artifiicial additives or preservatives!
Taste the tart, savory, deep flavor of Hong Sang Ri Maesil!
Our maesil trees are grown with the upmost care & attention
The maesil are fermented in traditional Onggi pots - which have been used for 50+ years!
We pride ourselves on tradition, hardwork and honesty
Delicious Recipe: Iced Maesil Ade
Pour a small amount of maseil syrup into a cup
Then add in carbonated water + a few ice cubes
Mix it ... add more syrup if needed
This makes a very refreshing drink!
(Note: You can also use hot water to make a tea)
Maesil (70%), Fructo Oligosaccharide (25%), Hong Ssang Ri Maesil Extract (3%), Sugar (2%)
Maesil is grown in Jeonnam Province, Korea
Every 100ml is 312 calories | 1 bottle contains 420ml
Sodium 3mg (0%), Carbohydrates 78g (24%), Sugar 71g, Fat 0g (0%), Transfat 0g (0%), Saturated Fats (0g), Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Protein 0g (0%)
Please store in the refrigerator after opening
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