Glossary - Seasonings

Kurozu/Japanese black vinegar


Blackish brown rice vinegar aged over a long time with an extra rich, smooth flavor


Vinegar made from rice, malted rice, and water that has been aged for an extra long time. "Kurozu" (Japanese black vinegar) is used in dishes like sweet-and-sour pork to really bring out the rich flavor, and it is also mixed in with hot water or milk to create health drinks.


Rich in amino acids which help to relieve muscle fatigue, and also contains vitamins, minerals, and polyphenol which acts as an antioxidant.


Can be stored unopened at room temperature. Refrigerate after opening and it will keep for approximately 3-6 months.


When drinking kurozu, ensure you dilute it with water, carbonated water, milk or other drinks as drinking it undiluted could cause damage to the digestive tract.

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