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Nanbu Bijin "Southern Beauty" Shinpaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake: White Heart

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The label for this Sake is reminiscent of a grain of rice, and the large white area in the middle could be the the Shinpaku, the "white heart." The shinpaku refers to the pocket of starch in the middle of the rice kernel, where all the sugars are concentrated. By polishing the rice, you remove the outer layers and get a greater proportion of the starches within. A Daiginjo Sake, which polishes away at last 50% of the rice, embraces the "white heart."
Nanbubijin, Inc. , located in the southern region of the Iwate Prefecture in a region called Nanbu, started brewing Sake in 1915 when the...
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