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This traditional Japanese salty-sour plum (natively known as “ume”) has to be tried to be believed. Such a simple creation, umeboshi is nonetheless one of the most distinctive cooking elements you will ever find in Far Eastern cuisine. It’s versatility spans a great number of dishes too, with lots of our customers reporting how well it works in all kinds of sweet and savoury recipes. Created some top umeboshi nosh yourself? Please snap, tag, tweet or share it with us and the rest of the healthy food-loving world!

Plum made with aplomb

You might want to buy our natural and organic umeboshi right away. Okay, you might say we would say that. But trust us: making your own authentic umeboshi is not easy! Here’s how the process tends to go:

Once ripened over several months, the “ume” plums are then handpicked and traditionally pickled with sea salt. These are then sundried for several days in a secure environment under the hot mid-summer sun before finally… being re-pickled! This time, sisho leaves are the crucial and unique pickling ingredient that gives them their unmistakable deep and tangy taste. They’re then carefully sealed, packed up, and shipped off ready for food lovers like yourself to savour!

Top quality umeboshi supplies only

We work hard to ensure all of our traditional Japanese food products are of the highest possible quality. Our team have over a decade of experience in researching, selecting and supplying exceptional umeboshi products across the UK and Europe. We work hard to build intimate knowledge of the best practices and most skilful techniques needed to make outstanding wholefood recipes, and we are know this work pays off.

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out thousands of independent reviews from satisfied customers across the continent.

Love our umeboshi already? We would be delighted if you could spare a brief moment to review our service. And if sharing recipes and good food is more your thing, you can always tweet, tag, snap or otherwise share your recipes with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. We look forward to sharing more great food with you!


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