Raw Ume Plum Vinegar

10 oz bottle

Retail Price: $4.69

Our Price: $3.57 (Save 24%)

10 oz bottle

Why You’ll Love It

Eden ume plum vinegar, or ume su, is brine from umeboshi (pickled ume plums and red shiso - aka beefsteak - leaf). This tart, salty, festive condiment has beneficial organic acids. Sprinkle some on blanched or steamed vegetables or add to salad dressings, marinades, hot sauce, salsa, and dips. This vinegar is excellent for making pickles. It has 4.3% acidity and contains no artificial dyes, preservatives, or chemicals. The refillable bottle is made with protective amber blass and has a functional dispenser cap.
SKU: 024182424195

About This Brand

Based in the southern part of Michigan, Eden Foods is an American food producer that specializes in traditional Japanese products, such as buckwheat soba noodles and umeboshi paste. A range of traditional pantry foods, like apple butter and sauerkraut, rounds out their product selection. How Eden Foods got started Nowadays, organic foods are everywhere, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, not long ago it was fairly difficult to obtain organic products. Seeing this gap in the market, a group of young entrepreneurs were inspired to come up with a way to provide healthy organic food, and created the Eden Foods Co-op in 1968. The co-op was an instant success, finding a large following, mainly of students at the University of Michigan in the college town of Ann Arbor. These bohemian scholars (who were weary of unrefined processed foods) would stop by the co-op to pick up organic vegetables and wholesome foods. Soon, Eden Foods became a community of like-minded individuals...
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Ume Plum, Beefsteak Leaf (shiso), Sea Salt - 4.3% acidity

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Serving Size 1 teaspoon (5ml) Servings Per Container 59

Amount Per Serving

Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Reviews For Raw Ume Plum Vinegar

Based on 19 Reviews

Love this!

Love this! It is a bit salty, so I have to make sure I don't add additional salt to my dishes. It has such a great flavor (somewhere between soy sauce & vinegar), I use it in dressings, marinades & dips.

- shay

My Precious!

I love this product so much. It's a salty tangy flavor that adds the perfect zip to many dishes. Absolutely delicious on sliced cucumbers, plus maybe a sprinkle of roasted sesame oil. My kids laugh because I always have to have a spare bottle. I must never run out of Ume Plum Vinegar!

- Ellen

This Raw Ume Plum Vinegar was quite a surprise!

I made a vegetable with pork and beef soup from leftovers... a clean out the fridge type, this vinegar was the bomb to brighten the flavors! I will always keep a bottle in my cupboard.

- Dawn

I love this stuff!

I use Raw Ume Plum Vinegar to enhance just about every non-sweet thing I eat--salads, pasta, grains, meats, cooked veggies, you name it. Have loved it for years. It has a way of adding a whole new dimension to otherwise very bland dishes, thereby making them special. Just apply lightly, though, and no need to add salt, as it contains sea salt.

- Elizabeth

Good Flavor

I am so glad I tasted this first before adding it to anything I cooked. As other reviewers have stated, it is SALTY. It's not entirely a bad thing, but be careful with where you use it and how much you use. That being said, once it is cooked with other ingredients, it blends nicely, and the plum flavor comes out much more.

- Kelsey

What a discovery!

I LOVE this vinegar! What a find. It's great flavor adds so much, it's tasty salty. Yum.

- deborah

Taste it first!

I always taste a new ingredient before using in a recipe, and I'm glad I did! It is very potent and I only added smaller amounts at a time till the balance was right. I do like it but probably won't use in some recipes and will substitute. I like to use different oils and vinegars in my day to day cooking/baking and am adding this into the rotation. Would purchase again.

- Darla

Raw ume vinegar

Did not know what to expect. I've never had ume vinegar before, but love pickled ume. The vinegar is a bit salty for my taste. But has the ume flavor. I wanted it for salad dressing and found that you only need a little. Will try it as a marinade for chicken next.

- Edwina

wonderful plum vinegar

this vinegar is a little salty, making delicious salad dressing with beautiful color

- lucy

The only way I eat pork

I marinade thinly sliced pork with a couple dashes of this, some ginger, garlic, and nutmeg (it goes really well with pork!). Then I lay it all flat in a hot pan, searing both sides and cooking it through. Drizzle a little sesame oil on after. Savory and delicious.

I read that the traditional thing to do is drink a few drops of ume vinegar in a glass of water to start the day. That sounds like delicious probiotic gatorade to me. In fact, the flavor is a little like salgam, a Turkish fermented black carrot juice.

Ume vinegar is super salty. It seems even saltier per volume than salt crystals!

- Lena

Secret Ingredient

My secret ingredient for dressings and marinades. Always have a bottle in the pantry. Great price for this product!

- Erica

Versatile alternative to...

the usual vinegar options in your kitchen. I love using this on a salad. Really brings out the taste and crispness of your ingredients. Use sparingly, though; it can make things salty if you're heavy handed!

- Karen


This has been a great addition to our cooking while we are on the Autoimmune Protocol. It adds great flavor. We didn't realize the extra saltiness it would add, so beware salting as you cook if using this vinegar.

- Elisabeth

My favorite on salads and in veggies dishes

Vinegars are too acidic for me. In spite of its name, Ume Plum Vinegar is NOT a true vinegar, but rather a salt brine. Yes, be advised, it's salty. But a 1/2 tsp of this, with a little olive oil and your favorite herbs (I usually choose dill weed), makes an instant perfect salad dressing.

The slightly sour flavor of the red shiso leaves also works beautifully to season a dish full of cauliflower or broccoli, or some veggie combination.

Add it to avocado to make a spread for bread or as "the salt" for a guacamole.

For me, I believe, it is a digestive aid, in addition to tasting great! See what you think!

And the $3.57 price is excellent!

- Rebecca


I love how Salty this is; I can use half the amount as I would use Soy Sauce so it will last twice as long, and it has great flavor. I use it to marinate grass-fed beef for my stir-fries, makes it super tender and delicious. I haven't tried with chicken yet.

- Bethany


Really Salty.
Salty, Salty, Salty.
Did I say Salty? Salty.

- Robert


I love this stuff! Like the previous reviewer stated it is salty, but when used in the right dishes it is the perfect substitute for things like soy sauce, etc.

- Cara

A Little Goes a Long Way

I LOVE this stuff. It's great added to veggies that are a little on the bitter side: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc. It is very salty though, so don't use any extra salt when you use this. Also, use sparingly and taste often. It's easy to over-do.

- Teresa

Not What I Expected

I expected this to be like a normal vinegar: tart and perhaps just a little sweetness because of the plum. I poured it over my salad as a dressing, and was unpleasantly surprised to find it is EXTREMELY salty! I gave it a three because it DOES work well as a substitute for soy sauce and is also good as a meat or mushroom marinade or to saute vegetables. It is pretty high in sodium, though, so go easy on it.

- Sherine

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