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Is Japanese Sake more or less Paleo-friendly than white wine?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I've found tons of resources on wine, beer, spirits, bourbons, mixed drinks, etc etc..

I have yet to find anything on Sake. Technically it's a 'wine' but it's made from fermented 'rice'. I'm guessing it might be near what 'white wine' would be but I'm not really sure. Comments?

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on June 03, 2010
at 02:57 PM

Perhaps I should rephrase my question ... On the alcohol scale, how primal is Sake?

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on June 04, 2010
at 03:22 AM

Given that even wine has fructose( bad for us) and even those rice is the least offensive grain lectinwise and likely loses antinutrients to fermentation...

They're both therefore only slightly bad and in moderation have been shown to have positive benefits such as lowering blood pressure 1-2/day

my advice, don't sweat the minimal difference between 2 near identical poisons drink the one you prefer

I enjoy my glass of red almost every night, I say it's for the potential health benefits, but I enjoy it, and I'm so healthy otherwise that I think I'll be ok even if it is bad for me.

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on June 03, 2010
at 10:25 PM

according to my calorie/carb counter book:

4 fl oz Sake at 16% alcohol contains 125 cal and 5g carb

4 fl oz dry red wine averages 80 cal and 2g carb

4 fl oz dry white wine averages 75 cal and 1g carb

Given that sake is essentially a fermented rice beer (made from grain) rather than a wine (made from fruit), my guess it's not too primal at all, it's just delicious.

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on June 03, 2010
at 02:50 PM

It tastes a bit like dry white wine to me.

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on June 03, 2010
at 02:57 PM

Perhaps I should rephrase my question ... On the alcohol scale, how primal is Sake?

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