World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Black vinegar

Article Id: WHEBN0008858265
Reproduction Date:

Title: Black vinegar  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of condiments, Vinegar, Vinaigrette, Rice, Condiments
Collection: Chinese Beverages, Chinese Condiments, Japanese Beverages, Japanese Condiments, Korean Beverages, Korean Condiments, Rice, Rice Drinks, Vinegar
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Black vinegar

Black vinegar is an inky-black wheat and millet.[5]


Some promote black vinegar for its medicinal properties, as a tonic which may lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.[1][5] In Japan, kurozu is a somewhat lighter form of black vinegar, made just from rice. It has been marketed as a healthful drink; research on kurozu has suggested it has anticancer properties in vivo on rats[6][7] and in vitro on human cancer cells.[8]

Black vinegar has been used as a full-flavored but less expensive alternative to traditional balsamic vinegar.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b Helm, Janet (March 29, 2012). "Is Black the New Black in Foods?".  
  2. ^ a b Kapadia, Jess (August 17, 2012). "Could Black Vinegar Be The New Balsamic?". Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  3. ^ DK Publishing (2010). "Oils, Vinegars, and Flavorings: Vinegars". The Illustrated Cook's Book of Ingredients. New York: DK Publishing. p. 516.  
  4. ^ a b Passmore, Jacki (1991). "Black Vinegar". The Encyclopedia of Asian Food and Cooking.  
  5. ^ a b Switzer, Christine (October 9, 2010). "Health Benefits of Black Vinegar".  
  6. ^ Shimoji, Yumi; Kohno, Hiroyuki; Nanda, Kumiko; Nishikawa, Yasushi; Ohigashi, Hajime; Uenakai, Kazuo; Tanaka, Takuji (2004). "Extract of Kurosu, a Vinegar From Unpolished Rice, Inhibits Azoxymethane-Induced Colon Carcinogenesis in Male F344 Rats". Nutrition and Cancer 49 (2): 170–3.  
  7. ^ Fukuyama, N; Jujo, S; Ito, I; Shizuma, T; Myojin, K; Ishiwata, K; Nagano, M; Nakazawa, H; Mori, H (2007). "Kurozu moromimatsu inhibits tumor growth of Lovo cells in a mouse model in vivo". Nutrition 23 (1): 81–6.  
  8. ^ Nanda, K; Miyoshi, N; Nakamura, Y; Shimoji, Y; Tamura, Y; Nishikawa, Y; Uenakai, K; Kohno, H; Tanaka, T (2004). "Extract of vinegar "Kurosu" from unpolished rice inhibits the proliferation of human cancer cells". Journal of experimental & clinical cancer research 23 (1): 69–75.  

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.