Plum wine, like the variety served at our Japanese restaurant in Bothell, is a sweet alcoholic beverage made from Chinese ume plums. This drink became big in Japan at some point around the 17th century, and has steadily been working its way into the worldwide scene throughout the recent years. It’s similar in many ways to many of the familiar grape-based wines, boasting an average alcoholic content of approximately twelve percent, and shares some of the same health benefits.
Plum wine’s antioxidant levels have been identified as “moderate”, making it superior to cherry and raspberry wines but lesser than grape and blueberry wines in terms of antioxidants. However, one advantage that plum wine has over other varieties is that it contains far fewer histamines, which are responsible for many of the headaches you experience after drinking. Plum wine also features several essential minerals, including calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron and potassium. Try a glass for yourself at Sushi Hana!