Organic Umeboshi (Pickled Premium Grade Ume and Red Shiso), 3.52 oz
Umeboshi, commonly known as pickled “ume" plum, is actually a salt-cured ume plum that has been enjoyed in Japan for centuries. Its salty and super sour taste makes it a perfect accompaniment for a variety of Japanese dishes. Fukami’s Organic Umeboshi is a premium umeboshi featuring ripe organic Nanko plums, the highest regarded variety, harvested by the Fukami family.
This fourth-generation family-run farming and manufacturing business, rooted in Wakayama Prefecture, has grown organic Nanko plums without chemical pesticides or fertilizers since 1940. This umeboshi is crafted with Wakayama-sourced organic red shiso (a Japanese herb known as “perilla”) and sea salt from Hyogo Prefecture—using a traditional curing method handed down through the family, all of the quality ingredients are aged in barrels for one whole year without artificial additives or preservatives. This careful and painstaking production process brings out the natural sourness from ume plums, the robust yet refreshing aroma from red shiso, the umami from sea salt, and a beautiful ume color, which all combine to whet your appetite. Enjoy this superb umeboshi as a healthy snack, or add it to porridge and udon noodles. No artificial additives such as flavoring, coloring, preservatives, or seasonings are used. It’s 100% natural.
Since this umeboshi boasts a beautiful flavor and aroma from its natural ingredients, it’s perfect to eat it as is. In addition to enjoying it as a healthy snack, you can add it on top of rice, porridge, udon noodles or cold tofu, garnish sushi rolls, yakitori, and onigiri rice balls, and mix in dressings, marinade, and stir-fry sauces. It also complements non-Japanese dishes such as pasta, pizza, and salad. If you enjoy cocktails, why not try putting a single umeboshi plum in your glass before filling it with shochu? It can also be used to make a Bloody Mary with a Japanese twist.
Plum, Salt, Red Perilla.