Marumiya’s Classic Gomashio Sesame Salt Seasoning

Goma-shio (胡麻塩/ごましお: meaning sesame salt) is a traditional Japanese seasoning made from roasted sesame combined with salt.

Although it is a simple seasoning, as you can guess, Sekihan red rice can’t be completed in various respects without using it. 

As I wrote before, you can make Gomashio from scratch at home in two different ways, but if you first want to know how it is or what it tastes like, I recommend this from Marumiya.

Marumiya Gomashio (ごましお)

Marumiya Gomashio

Japan is now in the middle of the Golden Week holiday when festivals are annually held in many regions, including my neighborhood.

We customarily have Sekihan in such festivities, and I needed this Marumiya Gomashio for it today.

Marumiya Gomashio Sesame Salt Flakes

As you can see from the description on the package front, the product has been around since 1955.

It is one of the commercial Gomashio most loved by us Japanese, and now, it has become a staple in many households.

These sesame salt flakes are an essential condiment for Sekihan red rice, sprinkled over it the same way as Furikake.

To be exact, Gomashio and Furikake are different things, but they are so alike that the former can be a substitute for the latter.

Gomashio Onigiri

Gomashio has a simple taste, but the simplicity accentuates the natural umami of rice and especially stands out in Onigiri.

And this Marumiya Gomashio brings out the best!

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Marumiya Gomashio Ingredients Nutrition Facts Calories Label

Ingredients in the Marumiya Gomashio
Roasted black sesame seeds, Salt, Starch, Seaweed calcium, Amino acid seasoning

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per 2.0 Grams (1 Serving)
Calories 9.9 kcal
Protein 0.28 g
Fat 0.83 g
Carbohydrates 0.33 g
Salt equivalents 0.47 g
Calcium 17 mg


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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