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  • Salt Pickled Sakura Flower Bulk, 10kg for Food Professionals

    Starting at: $291.85

    We now are also selling salt pickled sakura in bulk for food professionals. Bulk is available in three grades depending on the purity of the flowers: 

    1) Extra Fine (about 1167 flowers per kg) Each flower has been inspected and hard parts as well as broken flowers have been removed. During this inspection process insects that have been living inside the flowers also have been removed as far as possible. This grade is recommended for makers of sweets requiring a smooth and pleasant texture. Our consumer packs (30g, 500g, 1kg) are all based on Extra Fine quality. 

    2) Selection Flowers go through a rough inspection and filtering process. Loose stems and parts not related to the flowers are being filtered out to a large extend. This grade is suitable for companies that do not need perfect flowers or where the purpose is to decorate non-edible (e.g. cosmetics). 

    3) Raw Bulk Flowers are shipped in bulk without inspection. This grade is suitable for companies with much cheaper labor than Japan and that have the resources to do this by their own. A production flow chart and product description for customs office and import authorities are made available upon request. FDA registration is currently under preparation

  • Japanese Sakura Cherry Blossom Jam, 145g

    Regular Price:

    $8.57

    This Sakura Cherry Blossom Jam is made from real Sakura flowers and has a subtle and delicious flavor. It is like a Japanese Spring in a jar! Soft and melting in your mouth, it will let you spend a luxurious moment of intense pleasure.


  • Sakura Cherry Blossom - The Essential Set ( free shipping by registered mail!)

    Regular Price:

    $27.54
    This Sakura starter set with free shipping is perfect for those with little experience in using edible cherry blossoms. It consists of pickled sakura cherry blossoms, sakura syrup and sakura leaf powder.
  • Pickled Sakura Leaves, 10pcs

    Regular Price:

    $3.21

    Capturing the full unique fragrance of Japanese Sakura trees, these pickles leaves are often used in traditional Japanese "wagashi" sweets, amongst which Sakura mochi. However, it can be used in any type of kitchen to bring a nice, unique flavor to your favorite dishes. 

    Cook it together with rice, wrap it around sushi, or cut it in pieces to perfume your bread an meat dishes. The options are limitless!

  • Sakura Leaf Powder, 6g

    Regular Price:

    $3.02

    The Sakura trees are traditionally representative of Japan. Nowadays, Sakura Cherry blossoms are adapted in all kinds of delicious products that you can use in everyday cooking.

    This Sakura leaf powder is made from pickled Sakura leaves that have been naturally dried and reduced to powder.

    It is a highly versatile product that can be used to add a delicious Japanese flavor to your pastries (mix the powder in the dough), decorate your cakes and top other deserts.  

  • Salt Pickled Sakura Flowers, 1kg

    Regular Price:

    $100.64

    Japanese are crazy about any kind of food with cherry blossoms (called sakura) during the season in April. Since centuries cherry blossoms are pickled to preserve them for occasions outside the season. Fresh cherry blossoms are soaked in Ume plum vinegar to preserve the pink color and then pickled in salt. This method has been developed many generations ago to make the unique flavor of cherry blossoms throughout the whole year.

  • Salt Pickled Sakura Flowers, 500g

    Regular Price:

    $60.38

    Japanese are crazy about any kind of food with cherry blossoms (called sakura) during the season in April. Since centuries cherry blossoms are pickled to preserve them for occasions outside the season. Fresh cherry blossoms are soaked in Ume plum vinegar to preserve the pink color and then pickled in salt. This method has been developed many generations ago to make the unique flavor of cherry blossoms throughout the whole year. Pickled cherry blossoms are originally used to make sakura tea, which is used on special occasions such as weddings. 

    When cooked together with rice it not only creates a beautiful colorful contrast but the rice also absorbs the flowery aromas of the cherry blossoms. But nowadays pickled sakura also made their entry into the world of desert. There is a growing number of Japanese and Western recipes with sakura

  • Salt Pickled Dried Sakura Cherry Blossoms, 30g

    Regular Price:

    $5.03

    Enjoy the flavor of cherry blossoms all year. Edible cherry blossoms are pickled and dried in salt and are used in Japan for tea during celebrations such as weddings. You can also make delicious cherry blossom rice or cherry blossom cookies. 

     Our sakura cherry blossoms have a strong pink color and consist of whole flowers only. Before packaging we are checking every single flower and removing debris as well as broken cherry blossoms. As a result you are able to use each of the about 35 flowers inside the 30g cherry blossom pack.

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