When sake is served hot, the taste becomes deeper and the flavor becomes significantly noticeable compared to sake served cold or at room temperature, the taste can become drier.
The increase in heat also changes the effect of the alcohol. It is best paired with food flavored with soy sauce like sushi and sashimi or with hot pot dishes and those that are oily or fatty. The appropriate temperature for serving hot sake is around 131 degrees Fahrenheit. You heat up the sake by putting it in a container called a tokkuri and dipping it in hot water.
Several Reports have stated drinking hot sake can help prevent many illnesses, including:
- Cancer. Sake contains amino acids that can help activate brain function and improves your immune system. Sake kasu, which is the by-product of processing, also activates natural killer cells. Natural killer cells are lymphocytes that kill only cancer cells.
- Cirrhosis. Despite widespread belief that sake is dangerous for your liver, it helps improve it. The amino acids present in sake can help make the liver healthier and process protein better.
- Arteriosclerosis. Cholesterol is necessary to keep the body healthy but excessive amounts can also be harmful. The solution to this is to set it off with good cholesterol. It has been shown that sake can increase the level of good cholesterol in your body and increase the blood flow in your body.
- Angina pectoris or Cardiac Infraction. Sake helps digest and dissolve thrombi and increases good cholesterol. This process helps prevent angina pectoris or cardiac infarction.
- Ageing and Senility. It has been shown that those who moderately drink sake have had improved brain function compared to those who don’t. It has also been discovered that Japanese sake contains peptide that helps prevent forgetfulness.
- Osteoporosis in Women. Research has shown that women can prevent osteoporosis through certain hormones. It has been shown that drinking sake in moderation increases these certain hormones in women. It is advisable that women drink three to six glasses of Japanese sake every week.
- No Hangovers. Sake does not contain any congeners. Congeners are impurities and by-products in fermentation known to cause hangovers. The Japanese will tell you that you will know if the sake you drank the night before was good based on how you feel the next morning.
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