Umeboshi Plums

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Origin: Japan
SKU: TZ0029
Size: 150g
Cuisine: Japan
Minimum Shelf Life: 4 weeks
Technique: Sushi
Also known as: Pickled plum, Japanese salt plum, shiso umeboshi



Literally translating as 'dried plums', these Japanese ume (plums) are picked when they are unripe and sour, and are soaked in salt brine . A single umeboshi awakens palettes at the start of the day, and aids digestion at the end of a meal – eaten alongside a cup of green tea.

The plums are also a great way to flavour rice: press slivers into the centre of rice balls (onigiri) or place a single plum in the centre of a plate of rice to represent the Japanese flag, called Hinomaru Bento - after the Japanese flag - Hinomaru.

Ingredients: Plum, salt, MSG, acetic acid, potassium sorbate (as preservative).  No artificial colouring added.

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