Oils, and Vinegars – A to Z

Index – Oils and Vinegars

There are a number of sauces, oils, and vinegars used in our recipes or referenced in our world cuisine pages. This is the sub-index for the sauces, oils, and vinegars that we have listed in the glossary. Each listing has information, availability, substitution, and nutritional data where applicable.Read More

Yuzu Vinegar

Yuzu Vinegar is a dark, gold-coloured vinegar with a citrus taste to it.Read More
Ume vinegar

Umeboshi Vinegar

Japanese Umeboshi Vinegar is not really vinegar but a pleasantly tart and salty juice extracted from making pickled Umeboshi plums.

Ume vinegar

Ume vinegar is the liquid that is naturally produced during the pickling of umeboshi.

As it isn’t fermented, it is suitable for those who are yeast intolerant and contains many of the healing qualities and nutrients associated with the pickled plums. Plum vinegar is produced during the pickling process from the liquid that rises after salt-soaked Japanese plums are pressed with stone weights. While it is not true vinegar and there is no acetic acid, the citric acid dissolved in the plum vinegar creates a strong, sour taste. It also contains a large amount of beneficial substances such as pectin and polyphenol.

Usage of Umeboshi Vinegar

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Mustard Oil

Mustard Oil

Mustard Seed Oil is a pungent oil derived from crushed mustard seed. Used most commonly as a culinary ingredient in Indian cooking, mustard seed oil is the second richest source of omega 3 fats.Read More
Walnut Oil

Walnut Oil

Walnut oil is pressed from raw or roasted walnuts. Nut oils have become increasingly popular with chefs where they are typically used in dressing or in in finishing sauces.Read More
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects and a flavour of fresh olives.Read More
Rice Wine Vinegar

Rice Wine Vinegar

Rice wine vinegar (also called rice vinegar) is popular in Asian cuisines and they're sweeter, milder, and less acidic than Western vinegars. Whilst called "rice wine vinegar" they're made from rice, not rice wine. Read More
Cane Vinegar

Cane Vinegar

Cane Vinegar has a mellow flavour like malt vinegar, with an added freshness in the mouth. It is not sweet, but it is less harsh than distilled vinegars. The quality varies, and the colour ranges from dark yellow to golden brown.Read More