Tanenashi Hoshiume: Dried Seedless Umeboshi Plum Candy

As you may know, we sometimes eat a bowl of white rice with pickled Ume plum called Umeboshi (梅干し).

In Japan, the Ume pickle comes in candies, and the most representative is Hoshiume (干し梅), meaning Dried Ume.

What is Hoshiume?

Hoshiume plums

Hoshiume is a traditional Japanese confection made from Umeboshi plums pickled in a seasoning liquid sweetened with sugar and dried in the sun.

In modern times, the sweet often comes deseeded to make it easy to eat, and the seedless version has the name Tanenashi (種無し: Seedless) or Tanenuki (種ぬき: Deseeded) Hoshiume.

The Japanese treat is not too salty-sour with a sweet taste and has long been a favorite here in Japan.

Tanenashi Hoshiume from Kanro

Kanro Tanenashi Hoshiume Umeboshi Plum Candy

In recent years, Tanenashi Hoshiume has been getting much easier to eat since the debut of Kanro’s Marugoto Oishii Hoshiume (まるごとおいしい干し梅).

Seedless Tanenashi Hoshiume Plums

The package contains seven pieces (or so) of seedless Hoshiume. Compared to traditional ones, these plums are tender with the perfect taste balance.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kanro Tanenashi Hoshiume Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Lastly, let’s see the specific ingredients and nutrition facts of the Kanro Tanenashi Hoshiume.

Ume fruit, Picking solution (Salt, Sugars (High fructose corn syrup, Dextrose)), Sorbitol, Sweeteners (Aspartame, L-phenylalanine), Seasoning (Amino acid), Acidifier.

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (19 Grams)
Calories 34 kcal
Protein 0.7 g
Fat 0.1 g
Carbohydrates 8.4 g
– Sugars 6.9 g
– Dietary fibers 1.5 g
Salt equivalents 3.0 g

(Reference Page: Wikipedia 干し梅 )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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