JAPAN: Cattle fed plums to produce leaner beef
Famous in Japan as a hangover cure, Ume - Japanese plums - are now being fed to prime cattle to produce what is claimed to be a less fatty beef. Produced in the Kansai region, Osaka Ume Beef is aimed at rivalling the nation's more famous beef brands Kobe and Matsusaka Beef and is the brainchild of a Ume wine producer who was looking at ways of using up plum pulp left over after wine making.
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