Clearspring Japanese Ume Plum Seasoning is a very popular sauce in Japan. Ume Shiso Seasoning is the juice from the pickling of umeboshi, salt-pickled plums. This sauce has a tangy seasoning, and adds a very refreshing zest to many dishes. This sauce can be added to a number of dishes including salad dressings, cooked vegetables and spreads. This sauce can be used as a replacement for vinegar, however please note it is naturally salty, so any salt in the dishes can be reduced or eliminated. This product is suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets. It is also wheat free and gluten free.