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Korean Green Plum Syrup (Maesil chung 매실청)

Korean Plum Extract – 매실 엑기스(Maesil Aekgiss) or 매실청 (Maseil Chung) or Green Plum Syrup – has only appeared in Korean cooking in the last 10 years or so while Korean green plums (매실 Maesil, also: Chinese plum or Japanese ume) have been around for a long time. Records of its medicinal purposes go far back as 200 AD. But If you watch any Korean cooking shows or look up recipes on the internet these days, syrup is used just about everywhere. In fact, it’s used a little too much in my opinion but that’s just me..