Marukan Answers

How do you use it?

Rice Vinegar can be used simply to replace regular vinegar in any recipe or application, for a lighter and less pungent flavor. For delicious ideas on how to use Marukan products, visit our recipes page.

What is the difference between Marukan Genuine Brewed Rice Vinegar and Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Vinegar?

Seasoned Gourmet is produced from water and medium grain rice, with added sugar and salt. Thus, the rice vinegar is “seasoned”, to give it a great light and zesty taste. Seasoned Gourmet is widely used in making sushi rice. It also makes an excellent salad dressing, just use it right out of the bottle! Also, it is great for replacing vinegar in your favorite recipes for marinades and grilling sauces.

Why Lite Seasoned Rice Vinegar?

Marukan uses 30% less sugar and salt, in our Lite Seasoned Rice Vinegar, to bring you a lighter dressing. This product is terrific for someone desiring to lower his or her sugar and/or salt intake. Lite also has about 40% fewer calories than Seasoned Gourmet, too!

Are Marukan products fat-free, and low in calories?

YES! All Marukan Vinegars are fat-free. Also, Genuine Brewed Rice Vinegar has zero calories. Seasoned Gourmet has just 25 calories per serving (1 Tbsp) and Lite, just 15 calories per serving!

How long do Rice Vinegars last? And, should I refrigerate after opening?

The shelf life is two years. Store in a cool, dark place. To preserve freshness, refrigerate after opening.

How long does Ponzu last? And, should I refrigerate after opening?

The shelf life is one year. Store in a cool, dark place. Refrigerate after opening.

Are Marukan products Vegan?

Yes, we are certified Vegan by Natural Food Certifiers. For more details, please click on our Marukan Vegan Statement.

Are Marukan products Kosher?

Yes, we are certified “Kosher Parve” by the “Star K” Kosher Organization.

Are Marukan vinegars and ponzus gluten free and GMO free?

Yes! All of Marukan’s RICE VINEGARS and PONZUS are gluten free and GMO free. Our rice vinegars and ponzus are produced from rice crops that are not genetically modified in any way. Our Soy Ponzu Dressings are made with 100% Gluten-free Tamari Soy Sauce, containing no wheat.

Do you produce your vinegars naturally?

Yes, we practice a natural brewing process, many centuries old, by a traditional fermentation method, without the use of chemicals or artificial flavorings.

Where can I find Marukan products?

Marukan Vinegar products are featured in the Asian or International aisle of major grocery stores and supermarkets all over the USA. See our listing of retailers by state.




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