Sadly we don't have the store "Whole Foods" in Canada, at least not that I can find. Plus I cannot have food shipped to Canada. What's a Canuck got to do to get umeboshi plum paste? Can someone suggest an alternative that I can find at a Canadian grocery store?
So I found the umeboshi plums at whole foods (they were in the aisle where they sell their seaweed). Anyway, I tried them for the first time just now and boy are they SALTY!!! The plum itself tastes great, but the saltiness took some getting used to. Also, where do you store yours? And how many can you eat a day - are you only supposed to eat one or a few? Thanks in advance to anyone who answers these questions. :)
I found Umeboshi Plums at our local food Co-op and sad to say, they were rather expensive ($14 for about 12) and I couldn't get over the saltiness (not a big salt person) and the, I think sourness. I tried twice but couldn't get beyond the taste. Any suggestions? Did those of you who eat them acquire a taste for them or did you enjoy the taste immediately. I did not...not at all and I'm generally up for anything. I hope to hear from you all. Peace.
Suzanne- I just got the (pricey, lol) umeboshi plums today and tried one tonight and it was too salty for me too. So I rinsed it with some water and that helped a little. I found that the pit and the bits of plum on the pit were more bearable. I'm going to give it a try again, and save them for days when I feel under the weather, etc.. Good luck... just try to rinse and eat it slowly or in small portions.. Hope it helps:)