Collaborate with universities and research institutions to explore the potential of black vinegar
Fukuyama Black Vinegar Co., Ltd., is conducting a variety of research on black vinegar in collaboration with universities and pharmaceutical research institutes, including Kagoshima University, Tsukuba University, and Kansai University, in order to scientifically elucidate the components of black vinegar, which is derived from the blessings of nature.
Studies have shown that black vinegar lowers blood sugar and blood pressure and reduces visceral fat. For example, when the changes in blood glucose levels were compared between "If you only eat rice" and "When you eat rice and "Kakuida" together." it was found that taking 30 ml of "Kakuida" with meals resulted in a moderate postprandial rise in blood glucose levels. In addition, clinical trials have shown that "Shida Izumi" which uses soybeans as a raw material, improves antioxidant power while eliminating active enzymes. It is said that foods that remove active enzymes that cause lifestyle-related diseases as well as enhance antioxidant power are rare.
The company has also succeeded in increasing the amount of D-amino acids, which help improve taste, beauty and health, to about 55 times that of rice vinegar through its proprietary "Kakuida" production method. We are pursuing products that are not only delicious but also excellent in health and beauty.
"Kakuida" contributes to daily health management of athletes
The "Kakuida" produced by Kurozu Toji using only traditional methods and carefully selected ingredients, supports the athletic life of athletes. Our Company sponsors the cycling event at Kanoya Sport Science University, which has produced many top athletes and leaders. In addition to making use of the "Kakuida" in daily training, we are also making better products through the requests and sampling of athletes. For example, in collaboration with athletes, we have developed "cross water" a black vinegar drink that contains a large amount of amino acids. In 2010, in commemoration of the 100 national championships in the cycling club, the "Oume Cross Water" was created, which contains unripe plum extract.
A number of media have reported on clinical trials and joint research with universities and research institutes based on the sampling of cyclists, and the health promotion effects of black vinegar are drawing more attention.
Japan's first black vinegar restaurant providing health and excitement
The first black vinegar restaurant in Japan "Jushita Kurozu Honpo" was opened not to be bound by the traditional image of black vinegar brewing, but to convey the evolved black vinegar culture. At the main store in Kagoshima, besides the black vinegar restaurant, you can see the pot field where about 20,000 pots are lined up, and they sell black vinegar. Currently, there is only the main store in Kagoshima and the Namba Skyo store where you can try the dishes of the Kurozu restaurant "Jushita Kurozu Honpo". Every day, many people from all over the world, including Japan, Europe, Taiwan, China, and Korea, visit our stores to discover the potential of new black vinegar.
In addition, with the hope that people will be able to casually taste delicious black vinegar that is good for beauty and health at home, a recipe using black vinegar is now available on the "Kakuida" website. We offer a wide range of recipes from standard Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes to authentic dishes and even sweets made with black vinegar. You can enjoy an unexpected combination of black vinegar and ingredients. As with soy sauce and salt, we are aiming for the day when it is common to have black vinegar on the table in the near future. We will continue to use black vinegar to bring health and excitement.
Kurozu Honpo Kakuida
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[Dinner] 17: 00 ~ 21: 00