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Organic Japanese Ume Su

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  • Ingredients: Ume plums* (70%), sea salt, shiso (perilla) leaves* (9%) *organically grown

    Product volumes: 150ml, 250ml

    Ume Su is a traditional Japanese seasoning, reported to date back to the Edo Period in the 1600s. It is growing in popularity around the world for its very unique flavour profile. Its vinegar-like tanginess adds a rich flavour to a wide variety of dishes including salads, dips, vegetables, dressings, for pickling and even as a secret ingredient in cocktails.

    • Produced by carefully pickling Umeboshi plums with red Perilla leaves
    • Made by our 4th generation family producer
    • Authentically Japanese – grown on a mountain farm in Japan’s Wakayama prefecture
    • Our producer’s Umeboshi trees are not grafted – some are even over 70 years old
    • The farm’s new umeboshi trees are grown from the farm’s very very-best ume plums and not harvested for at least 5 years
    • Sustainably, naturally and organically grown, without the use of any fertilisers
    • Vegan and non non-GMO

    Product Codes: SSN0403.150A (150ml), SSN0403.250A (250ml)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Love this product

I am really pleased with this product that I couldn’t find in any shops


Hi there,
I used to buy 500ml bottles for £3.69, this was until last year.
Now I see a 250ml bottle is available for £4.19.
That's an increase of around 127% (i.e. (4.19*2- 3.69)/3.69)
Could you please explain this increase?

Hi Davide,

The costs of doing both local and international business have considerably risen. Many of our suppliers worldwide in 16 countries have tried to absorb cost prices that have built up throughout 2021 with the hope that some would reverse.

However, the fact is that costs have continued to rise on many fronts. Raw materials, packaging, transport, labour have all been impacted by prolonged pandemic conditions, more complex import/export procedures and various resource challenges across the world.

Over the last three months we have received the largest number of cost price increases from our 90 plus suppliers ever since we started in 1993. Many of these are significant, double digit increases that we have done our best to mitigate.

Despite costs increasing, fortunately now consumers are seeing a greater value in healthy, organic, and wholesome foods. The trend of increased sales of organic foods has proven that the health food industry continues to thrive, driven by greater interest in personal health and sustainability.

It is your continued support and invaluable partnerships that allows Clearspring to deliver on these trends.

Thank you for your appreciation of our commitment to organic agriculture and quality food supply.

PS. This product in particular, note that the one you are comparing this to was non-organic, which of course contributes even more to the price difference.

Gwen Brown
I’ve missed this!

I Love Umeboshi vinegar and am pleased to have it back in the store cupboard - great with millet, in soups, and on pumpkin seeds.

Ume Su

I love this product. It lifts foods and we use it in many of our meals. I'm really sad it is no longer produced in larger sizes. I'm not happy buying it in tiny bottles as it's such a waste of glass.In a big family such as mine we get through quite a lot. Any chance you could bring larger sizes back or sell it in 2.5L like Tamari and Shoyu???

Hi Katherine, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. There are no plans to launch in 2.5L, but we will be launching a 250ml version in the near future. Hope this helps.

Essential flavour

Beautiful flavour for any chef, in savory or sweet.. stir it into plain yoghurt to make a savory accompaniment , almost like a sour cream..put in Cashew cheese .or on salad...
Ume plum is highly akalizing, also a great alternative to citrus to which I'm allergic...
I'd be nothing without this in my Vegan cooking kitchen.... 😃💚✨