What is Amazake?
Amazake [ah-mah-ZAH-kay] is a traditional Japanese drink made of fermented rice, called Koji, and water. It is a healthy beverage as far back as the Kofun period, which is about 1700 years ago. Amazake literally means “Sweet Sake.” The sweetness develops naturally during the process of making Amazake. No sugar is added. Amazake can be made either low-alcohol or non-alcohol. This product has NO alcohol. So children or pregnant women can enjoy this healthy beverage.
Health Benefits of Amazake
Amazake made with rice koji has more nutritional value than the one made with sake lees. It contains B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folic acid, ferulic acid, dietary fiber, high amount of glucose. Amazake has the following health benefits.
Improving skin (prevent spots and freckles, moisturizing, help the formation of collagen)
Improving digestion (Increase Bifidobacterium, one of the beneficial bacteria that fights bad bacteria and improve intestinal flora)
Strengthening immune system
How to Drink Amazake
You can enjoy Amazake hot to warm your body in the winter or cold in the summer, or just at room temperature.
You can also mix it with other ingredients like soy milk, fruits, fruit juice, cinnamon, ginger, hoji tea, black tea, or coffee.
Amazake is becoming popular in the US more and more among health-conscious individuals. This nutrient rich beverage is also perfect vegan food. The natural vitamins, minerals and glucose boosts your energy level.
This is a perishable item; store in freezer immediately upon receiving.