Su / Sushizu

Rice Vinegar / Sushi Vinegar

Made from rice, this light and mild tasting vinegar is an essential ingredient in sushi rice and sunomono (vinegared salads). With lower acidity than Western vinegars, it has long been associated with youthful-looking skin and longevity. Vinegar increases the potency of vitamin C, which improves complexion, and in the past su was used in cosmetics in Japan. Vinegar is also known for its anti-bacterial properties and this is one reason why su is often used in Japanese dishes that include raw fish, seafood and meat.