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Bacteria in Makgeolli Effective Against Food Poisoning, Cancer, and Aging

Bacteria in Makgeolli Effective Against Food Poisoning, Cancer, and Aging

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has showed that lactic acid bacteria contained in “makgeolli,” a South Korean traditional grain-based alcoholic drink, is capable of fighting off bacteria that cause food poisoning. The Gyeonggi-do Institute of Health and Environment conducted a study from January to November collecting 85 strains of lactic acid [...]

Makgeolli with Low Alcohol Content Gaining Popularity

Makgeolli with Low Alcohol Content Gaining Popularity

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Low-alcohol versions of the traditional alcoholic beverage “makgeolli” have gained popularity, mainly as a result of more people opting to drink alone, industry officials said Thursday. The grain-based drink usually contains an alcohol content of six to seven percent but products with four to five percent have become popular [...]

Korean Grain-based Drink ‘Makgeolli’ Beneficial for Intestinal Health: Report

Korean Grain-based Drink ‘Makgeolli’ Beneficial for Intestinal Health: Report

SEJONG, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run food research center on Tuesday said “makgeolli,” a South Korean traditional grain-based alcoholic drink, is beneficial for people’s intestinal health. According to a report by the Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), makgeolli contains various microorganisms, such as yeast and lactic acid bacteria. While figures vary depending on [...]

‘Makgeolli’ Contributing to Alcoholic Consumption by Older Women: Report

‘Makgeolli’ Contributing to Alcoholic Consumption by Older Women: Report

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The traditional alcoholic beverage “makgeolli” has contributed to the increased consumption of alcoholic beverages by older women, a report showed Monday. According to the report conducted by a team of researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine, a daily average of alcoholic beverages consumed by women aged between [...]

Makgeolli Higher in Protein, Vitamins than Sake and Wine, Study Finds

Makgeolli Higher in Protein, Vitamins than Sake and Wine, Study Finds

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean rice wine holds a higher concentration of proteins, vitamins, citric acid and other components than sake or wine, a study by the Tokyo University of Agriculture has found.  The results were explained at a press conference held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on November 16. “Tokyo [...]

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of Makgeolli, a Korean rice wine, have decreased for three consecutive years after experiencing a boom several years ago. According to a report from the Statistics Korea on October 4, the volume of Makgeolli consumed domestically in the second quarter was 8,8000 ㎘, 3.1 percent down from the [...]