So when I learned Toronto has it's own sake brewing company, Jay and I had to check it out. Ontario Spring Water Sake Company is located in the Distillery District, and is open to public for sake bottle purchase and tastings.
We went, we tasted, we didn't purchase sake, but we did purchase a couple of things. One of which is beauty related and meant for this post.
Sake-kasu are the residual rice particles obtained once the sake has completed fermentation and has been pressed. It can be thought of as the lees of sake making... akin to lees from wine or beer making... but unlike those lees they are a bit more than by-product meant for the garbage.
Sake-kasu is rich in vitamin B6, folic acid, and fiber. It can be used for cooking, and the brewery had some dressings and miso soup mixes for sale, but it's also great for your skin as a topical treatment.
|mixed with honey|
Below not looking pretty, but on my way :)... I also put my blog title on purpose right over my eyebrows because I was horrified at how unkempt they looked... yikes! sparse and unruly, not a winning combination :)