What is rice wine?

Jul 26, 2021

What is rice wine?
Rice wine (jiu niao, sweet wine) is a traditional specialty wine of the Han Chinese and most ethnic minorities. It was called "li" in the past and is made from glutinous rice.
The main raw material of rice wine is glutinous rice, which is a kind of sweet rice wine fermented with steamed glutinous rice (glutinous rice) mixed with ferment. The brewing process is simple, the taste is sweet and mellow, and the alcohol content is very low, so it is deeply loved by people. China uses high-quality brown glutinous rice to make wine with a long history of more than a thousand years. In addition to being used as a drink, rice wine is also a condiment commonly used in the kitchen, which can remove the fishy smell.
The alcohol content of rice wine is about 15% to 25%. Calories (kcal) 400 Protein (g) 1.6 Carbohydrate (g) 98.4, which is similar to rice wine and has low ethanol content. According to analysis, the nutritional components of rice wine are similar to those of rice wine, and the ethanol content is low. But the calories that can be provided to the human body are many times higher than that of beer and wine. Rice wine contains more than ten kinds of amino acids, of which 8 are necessary but cannot be synthesized by the human body. The content of lysine per liter of rice wine is several times higher than that of wine and beer, which is rare in other nutritious alcoholic beverages in the world, so people call it "liquid cake".