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What is Amasake?

"I often hear about Amasake, but I don’t know what it is. Is it alcohol?"
"I know it is Japanese traditional drink, but what's good for our health?"
Recently, "Amasake" gets popular in all of the world. What is Amasake? Is it good for your health?
In this article, we will explore the secrets of Amasake!

[The effect on health and beauty is amazing! Its another name is “Drinkable V.I.”. ]

Amasake has been popular in Japan for a long time. Although production has declined once, it gets popular again recent years. Amasake is a fermented beverage made from malted rice or sake lees.
In particular, it is said that only Japan uses malt rice, which is also certified as a "national fungus", in foods.

〇 Is Amasake sake(alcohol)?

First of all, Amasake contains 0% alcohol. (* 1)
It has been called Ama-sake since ancient times, because it is made in the same way as sake(alcohol). As it is a non-alcoholic drink, children, drivers, and pregnant women can drink it.

〇 What is the effect of Amasake?

Amasake contains a lot of glucose, B vitamins and amino acids. This high nutritional value is the reason why it is called an intravenous drip. Glucose has the effect of helping digestion and absorption, and is said to be very gastrointestinal. In addition, the B vitamins are expected to have beauty effects such as improving blood circulation and improving the firmness of the skin. Amino acids are the components that make up 20% of our body. Nevertheless, it cannot be produced by the body and must be taken from food. Amasake, which contains lots of amino acids, can be said to be a great help item for producing proteins, that form organs and muscles. In addition, Amasake itself gives a feeling of fullness, you will eat the other food less.
Amasake is very good for health and beauty!

〇 How does Amasake taste?

Amasake produced by Hakkaisan(2) is made using only malted rice and water. It features a gentle sweetness derived from rice and a refreshing taste, and you can enjoy the deliciousness that is kind to the body. No sugar is used, and the gentle sweetness is brought out by saccharifying the starch of the jiuqu.

〇 What's the best way to have Amasake?

As it's sweet and tasty, you can drink it as it is. You can expect health benefits no matter what time of day you take it.
Also, when used with cooking sake, it can be used as a substitute for mirin and sugar. The gentle sweetness enhances the taste of the dish and removes the odor of fish and meat, resulting in a soft and fluffy texture.
You can enjoy it as a delicious drink by mixing it with tea or apple juice, or as a healthy sweet by sprinkling it on pudding or ice cream!

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* 1 It is said that some alcohol may remain in amazake made from sake lees, so please refrain from drinking it by children.
* 2 Hakkaisan(八海山) is one of the most popular Japanese-sake company.