Akita beef is a highly evaluated brand of Japanese black beef from Akita. In 2012, Akita beef won the 2nd prize of Japanese beef Olympics, and has been receiving attentions from all over Japan. Akita is the third rice producing prefecture, and the quality of Akita rice is one of the best in Japan. Akita cattle grow eating Akita rice, and it has been proven that feeding cattle with quality rice increases the meat’s melt-ability. Also, it lowers the level of bad cholesterol, so Akita beef is not only favorably meltable and tasty, but also is good for your health.