Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Salt


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Prefecture: Tokyo
Producer: Umi no Sei
Ingredients: Roasted salt (from Izu Oshima Island), salted sakura (cherry blossoms)
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Size:10 x 1g packets
Storage: Room temperature

The eye-catching pink of this sakura salt comes from yaezakura (multi-layered cherry blossoms) which are hand-picked on the mountains of Yoshino in Nara Prefecture, one of Japan’s most famous sakura spots. The delicate blooms are first preserved in sea salt then soaked in white plum vinegar, a by-product of the umeboshi (Japanese pickled plums) making process, giving the resulting pickled sakura a unique flavor. These pickled sakura are then combined with Umi no Sei’s high-quality sea salt. 

Embracing tradition, Umi no Sei still produces their salt using 100% seawater from Izu Oshima Island which is dried under the sun in shallow kettles. Their dedication to honoring their ancestors' knowledge and techniques has helped them to revive this method, which was banned in 1971 but later re-established thanks to their work with the Japanese Edible Salt Study Group. 

Add the fragrance, taste, and colors of spring in Japan to your dishes with a sprinkle of this seasonally-produced salt. Umi no Sei notes that using it as a finishing salt for plain or white foods such as rice, noodle soup, tofu, and hanpen (pounded fish cakes) creates a stunning visual contrast and allows the flavors to shine.

Suggested uses: This domestically made sakura salt adds strong notes of sakura to sweet and savory dishes alike. Sprinkle on fried dishes like tempura, steamed vegetables, or carpaccio for a floral finish. For a sweet surprise, try topping your ice cream with a dash of this beautiful pink salt.

DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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