Whoever thought that vinegar would become a popular drink? It sure is good for cooking and salad dressings but it is quite difficult to imagine drinking vinegar, isn’t it? Well in Japan, vinegar is one of the most sought after drinks. This is, however, not the vinegar that we are used to.
Called su, or rice vinegar, this liquid has a lot of purported health benefits. As such, it has become quite popular with the Japanese. Restaurants and cafes sell drinks comprised of rice vinegar and fruits or other ingredients. Aside from drinks, food establishments are trying to out do each other by incorporating rice vinegar into every dish imaginable – from vegetables to meat to desserts!
The main health benefit of vinegar is to lower blood pressure. It also prevents lactic acid to build up, making people less prone to fatigue. Other benefits are better digestion and resistance to fungal ailments.
[tags]Japan, food, drinks, su, rice vinegar, health[/tags]