[Note: Umeboshi can be surprisingly salty and sour when you first try it]
Ume, the sour fruits of Japanese plum trees, are related to apricots and plums but are unique as they become more sour rather than sweeter as they ripen. They're often made into umeboshi (pickled plums) by soaking the ume in salt brines until they become plump and juicy with a delightfully tart taste.
Unlike regular umeboshi which contain a large pit, Maruyama Foods produces these special seedless sun dried umeboshi using one of Japan's most prized varieties of ume, nanko ume. These local speciality of Wakayama Prefecture taste similar to apricots with bright, tart, fruity notes. After harvesting the ume, the seeds are removed and the flesh is spread thinly to dry in the sun.
Made from only two ingredients - ume and salt - these sun dried umeboshi follow the founder’s philosophy of following traditional methods to create the very best umeboshi, one plum at a time
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