Japanese gastronomy abounds in elements that are not only savory but healthy as well. The positive effect of the nutritive diet is proven by the fact that the island has the second longest life expectancy on the planet. And although we usually have to be careful while browsing through the dessert section of the menu, at a Japanese restaurant, we don’t need to feel too cautious.

And what makes this cheesecake healthier than ever? Maccha – is the word you’re looking for! This fine green tea became an international hit, especially famous for being a great addition to such maddeningly tasty desserts as maccha brownies, the green edition of panna cotta, tiramisu or maccha chocolate truffles, and yes, above all: the Japanese version of the good, old, classic – but fantastic nevertheless – cheesecake.

Before the time for harvest would come, the maccha tea bushes are covered, sheltered from the direct sunlight, which slows down the process of growing. Owed to this little trick, more amino acids are being produced, that is why the special tea tastes sweeter than other types. If you’re not a big tea drinker, and you don’t really feel like calming your senses after a long day with a cup of steaming maccha, a cool, icy latte, smoothie or milkshake will surely get you on board! But even if you didn’t find those options tempting enough, a slice of creamy, crispy cheesecake dressed in a weirdly mouth-watering green color will definitely bear down all your resistance. Scroll down on our menu to explore the delicious Japanese desserts and make sure you finish your dinner with a sweet, light course that’s not wicked enough to derail you from your diet plans: a maccha cheesecake (approximately 168 kcal) contains about half the number of calories a normal cheesecake (321 kcal) would, making it the kind of sweet spoiling you won’t have to regret later on.

According to matchasource.com, some of the positive effects of maccha consumption include:

  • it is full of antioxidants, like the powerful EGCg
  • maccha tea boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • it detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • it calms the mind and soothes the body
  • maccha is rich in fiber, chlorophyll as well as vitamins
  • it can enhance mood and can help you focus
  • it offers such important elements as vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • it can prevent certain disease
  • maccha lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

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