What is amazake?
Amazake is a traditional Japanese drink that has been around for a long time.It has been loved as a sweet drink because it is a sweet drink.
There are so many fermented foods just to come up with.
- Soy sauce
History of amazake
The origin of amazake is said to be the Kofun period in Japan.Amazake was popular with people when it was called the “Edo period” in Japan.
Amazake was a summer tradition in the Edo period.The summer in the Edo period was hot, and amazake was loved as a way to prevent heat fatigue due to exhaustion of physical strength.
I wonder if amazake at that time was positioned like this now.
A nutritious drink that is rich in nutrition and has the effect of preventing heat fatigue.
Is Amazake sake?
Some people have this misunderstanding about amazake.Amazake is sake.
I think that the word “amazake” comes from the misunderstanding of sake.
Amazake is written as above in Japanese.This word is sweet sake in Japanese.
Types of amazake
Many people categorize with two types, but I categorize with three types.
- Koji Amazake
- Sake lees Amazake
- Blended Amazake
Koji Amazake using Koji
Koji amazake is made from koji and rice as raw materials.
Sake lees Amazake using Sake lees
The product made from Sake less is called Sake less Amazake”.
Blended Amazake using koji and Sake less
I call amazake made from Koji and Sake lees a blended amazake.The representative amazake of blended amazake is Morinaga’s red canned amazake.
・Amazake is not sake
・There are three types of amazake
|Koji Amazake||Koji Amazake using koji|
|Sake lees Amazake||Sake lees Amazake using sake lees|
|Blended Amazake||Blended Amazake made with koji and sake lees|