What makes Takara Mirin such an essential ingredient for cooking is its unique combination of three key components - alcohol, amino acids, and sugar - and their synergetic effects in cooking. Takara Mirin is made with premium sake, rich in natural amino acids, containing alcohol and additional natural sweetners. Takara Mirin effects may include but are not limited to: 1. Enhances flavors and umami. 2.Improves penetration of flavors. 3. Adds delicate sweetness. 4. Maintains natural texture. 5. Boosts appearance and glaze. 6. Controls unwanted smell.