Kishu umeboshi (salted plums)


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These umeboshi pickled plums are mildly seasoned and made with high-quality Nanko plums from Kishu.
Simply defrost and enjoy.
Product totals 450g (about 20 plums).
Keep frozen.

Sold by Sugarlady, leading purveyor of natural and additive-free foods in Japan

About the product

The term “umeboshi” refers to ume plums that have been subjected to a traditional method of drying and pickling. Umeboshi are extremely popular in Japan. They contain antioxidants, and are rumored to be good for fatigue, hangovers, and various digestive-related ailments. They may also help to prevent ulcers.

These umeboshi are made by pickling carefully selected Nanko plums with ample flesh and thin skins in a mild-tasting seasoned brine. The salt content is about 11%. Among the varieties of pickling plums specialized in by Wakayama Prefecture, Kishu Nanko plums are among the highest quality. One section of each plum’s surface (the portion touched by sunlight) turns red, and they are not very fibrous; making them ideal for turning into umeboshi.

If you love umeboshi but live in an area where they are hard to come by in grocery stores, Sugarlady’s frozen umeboshi can make it easier to have these unique pickled plums on hand whenever you need them. As a sister product to these Kishu umeboshi pickled plums, we also sell Kishu koume plums.

How to prepare

Simply defrost and enjoy.In Japan, umeboshi pickled plums are frequently used as the centers of onigiri rice balls, or placed atop a bed of rice in a bento box to resemble the Japanese flag. If you prefer to use umeboshi as more of a seasoning than a primary flavor, they can also be cut up and applied as an ingredient in a variety of foods, including dressings, salads, marinades, and more. Umeboshi can even be used to make tea!

Ingredients & Nutrition

This product contains ume plums (Kishu), pickling brine (table salt, shiso, sugar, apple cider vinegar, kombu seaweed extract, enzymatically hydrolyzed wheat gluten, yeast extract), ethyl alcohol, vegetable colorants..

Volume: 450g (about 20 plums)
Calories: Edible portion 100g 75kcal
Protein: 2g
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Sodium: 4g
Salt Equivalent: 10.9g


This product is not suitable for anyone with allergies to wheat or apple.

Other Information

The recommended shelf life for this product is 9 Months.

Origin of ingredients

Origin of ingredients: ume plums (domestic). Prepared and packaged in Japan.

Specialty: Additive Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Vegetarian

Additional information


Additive Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Vegetarian

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