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Bokbunja ju

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A bottle of bokbunja ju

Bokbunja ju (hangul: 복분자주; hanja: 覆盆子酒; also spelled bokbunjaju, bokbunja-ju, or bokbunjajoo, and also called bokbunja wine) is a Korean traditional wine made from fermented Korean black raspberries called bokbunja (hangul: 복분자; hanja: ; Rubus coreanus). It is made by fermenting berries with water.[1]

Bokbunja ju is crimson in color and sweet. It has between 15% and 19% alcohol by volume, depending on the brand.[2] Koreans believe that it is good for health [3] and promotes male sexual stamina.[4] It is often drunk on special occasions.[2]

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  1. http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/SH_EN_7_3_2_4.jsp][permanent dead link]
  2. 2.0 2.1 ":: AgraFood ::". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2013-12-24. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  3. "Official Site of Korea Tourism Org.: Korean Traditional Liquor". english.visitkorea.or.kr. Archived from the original on 2020-02-16. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
  4. Jeon, Jeong Hee; Shin, Sunhee; Park, Dongsun; Jang, Ja Young; Choi, Byong-il; Kang, Jong-Koo; Joo, Seong Soo; Hwang, Seock-Yeon; Kim, Jong-Choon; Kim, Byung-Yul; Kim, Mee Ree; Kim, Yun-Bae (2008). "Fermentation Filtrates of Rubus coreanus Relax the Corpus Cavernosum and Increase Sperm Count and Motility". Journal of Medicinal Food. 11 (3): 474–478. doi:10.1089/jmf.2007.0070. PMID 18800894.