Sushi - Sushi Ingredients (Sushi Rice) - Binchotan
Binchotan is a Japanese charcoal made from
the ubame oak tree. It is also
white charcoal since it can burn at high temperatures. The bichotan is
grill foods, and its use is favored since the high temperature creates strong
rays that can penetrate the food being grilled.
Other than heating, the binchotan is used
to purify water. When it is used in rice cooking , it gets rid of
such as glucose, flour or talc which is used to buff the rice, and gives the cooked rice a clear taste.
Binchotan also absorbs odors and is often
placed in rooms as a natural air freshener. Some commercial air
them as the active ingredient as well.