Mizkan is Japan's number one vinegar brand, and this rice vinegar - yonezu or komesu - is the perfect vinegar for making sushi rice. Because the Japanese rice vinegar is distilled from rice itself, it is the ideal pairing. This rice vinegar has mild and mellow, delicate sweet rice notes. Use Mizkan's Japanese rice vinegar together with soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil to form the base of Asian salad dressings. Or warm together with sugar and salt to make seasoning for the perfect sushi rice. This rice vinegar is versatile and great to use in any Japanese recipe.
Derived from either rice or rice wine, rice vinegar is used as a condiment in Asia and other continents extensively. Since its acidity quotient is lower than other types of vinegar, it is not suitable for preserving and pickling foods. Rice vinegar adds a subtle flavour to the dishes, but it also offers you a number of health benefits. It is available in several varieties. Broadly speaking, there are two types of rice vinegar – unseasoned and seasoned. For maximum benefits, you need to use the unseasoned variant.