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Udon (oo-DOHN): Japanese wheat noodles almost the thickness of spaghetti. Available in natural food stores and Asian markets.

Ume Boshi plum paste (um-a-BOH-she): A condiment made from Japanese sour plums that are salted, sun-dried and aged. Contain iron, calcium, minerals, vitamin C and enzymes believed to aid digestion.

Un-sulfured molasses: Molasses made without sulfur in processing. Generally, un-sulphured molasses has a lighter, cleaner sugar-cane taste.