Prefecture:Tokyo Producer:Maruai Foods Ingredients:Ume (Japanese plum) (Wakayama), pickling ingredients [sugar, starch syrup, salt, honey, apple cider vinegar, yeast extract, plum vinegar], vitamin B Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free Size:120g Storage: Individual unopened packages can be stored at room temperature but can also be refrigerated.
Umeboshi, Japan’s salty and sour pickled plums, are made by soaking ume (Japanese plums) in a salt brine until they become plump and juicy with a noticeably tart taste. These special umeboshi are made from Kishu nanko ume. Unlike regular ume which contain a large pit, kishu nanko ume have a thin skin, small seed and soft flesh. Regarded as one of Japan’s highest-quality and most flavorful ume, they’re a local speciality of Kishu (former province of Japan which is now Wakayama Prefecture, Japan’s leading ume producing region), with a taste similar to apricots with bright, tart, fruity notes.
Maruai Foods is committed to making products grown domestically in Japan without any additives. They believe in the importance of food as the starting point to nurture the body and mind, and hope their foods will be the centerplace of “food memories” that make you smile!
Suggested uses:Enjoy as is, on top of rice or in onigiri (rice ball). To add a pleasant tartness to any dish, mince to create a paste and use in sauces for pasta or tofu, salad dressings, dips, spreads, marinades for vegetables, when simmering meat/fish, in soups, or combine with mentsuyu, dashi or mirin to make a dressing or sauce.Caution: Please note there is a seed inside the plum that should not be eaten/swallowed.
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