Benefit of Amazake

Amazake is one of the Japanese fermented foods has been enjoyed many years because of it's nutritious benefits. In recent years, amazake is very popular in Japan due to the health benefit of amazake. It is not only high nutrition such as Vitamin B, essential amino acids and naturally occurring glucose, but also improve gut health, anti-aging effect. Let's review the nutritional component of amazake.
  1. Enzymes
    Non-pasteurized amazake made from Koji contains over 100 kinds of enzymes and here are major enzymes help digestion:
    ・Amylase: breakdown of starch into simple sugar
    ・Protease: breakdown of protein into amino acids
    ・Lipase: breakdown of fat into fatty acids
    ・Cellulase: breakdown of dietary fiber to Oligosaccharide

  2. Vitamins
    Amazake is rich in Vitamins and here are list of vitamins/benefits:
    ・Vitamin B1: Fatigue recovery, Stress relief
    ・Vitamin B2: Maintaining tissues
    ・Vitamin B6: Maintain immune function, Mental stability
    ・Niacin: Nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy
    ・Folic acid: Help red blood cell formation

  3. Essential amino acids
    Essential amino acids can not be made by the body and must be taken from food. Amazake contains 9 kinds of all essential amino acids.

  4. Kojic acid
    Kojic acid is only made from Koji. It inhibits the production of melanin in the skin, helping to skin-lightning and can be found in cosmetic products. It is also high in antioxidant and good for anti-aging.

  5. Oligosaccharide

  6. Dietary Fiber 


  • Inhibits the production of melanin in the skin: 
  • Inhibits an enzyme necessary in the production of melanin, helping to fade dark spots and discoloration



Amazake contains essential amino acids, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, pantothenic acid, Biotin, and naturally occurring glucose. It also includes dietary fiber, oligosaccharide and lactic acid bacteria, which benefits the immune and the digestive systems. Ceramide and glucosamine are also found in Amazake which supports healthy skin and hair.