Kimchi facts

Kimchi is a Korean food that is made with the fermentation of vegetables such as radish and Chinese cabbage. In other words, it is pickled vegetables. Garlic, red pepper powder, green onion, ginger, salts and fermented seafood are used as the main ingredients in Kinchi. We could find more than 200 varieties of Kimchi. It is rich in fiber and low in fat. It is beneficial like a yogurt which has high content of vitamins and also prevents from cancer. Kimchi requires about six months to gain the full flavor.

Name Kimchi facts and health benefits
Native It was believed to be originated in Shilla Dynasty and became common when Buddhism caught on the nation and promoted as vegetarian lifestyle. The spicy peppers were added in 1700s when the Portuguese missionaries brought chili peppers. It is an ideal method to pickle vegetable to longer the foods lifespan. Kimchi was made in winter in Korea.
Common/English Name Kimchee, gimchi
Flavor Sour, spicy
Taste Savory, spicy, sweet and salty
Major Nutritions Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 65.4 µg (54.50%)
Sodium, Na 747 mg (49.80%)
Iron, Fe 3.75 mg (46.88%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.32 mg (24.62%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.315 mg (24.23%)
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 78 µg (19.50%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.65 mg (10.31%)
Total dietary Fiber 2.4 g (6.32%)
Phosphorus, P 36 mg (5.14%)
Calcium, Ca 50 mg (5.00%)
Health Benefits
  • Supports digestion
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Skin lesions
  • Treats obesity
  • Immunity
  • Lowers oxidative stress
  • Prevent cancer
  • Treat diabetes
  • Prevent ulcers
Calories in 1 cup (150 gm) 22 Kcal.
Precautions
  • Kimchi increases gas problem and gastric cancer if consumed excessively.
  • It also increases the risk of high blood pressure and gastric cancer.
How to Eat
  • Kimchi could be consumed with white rice.
  • It is added to soups, porridge and rice cakes.
  • It is used as a side dish.
Other Facts
  • There are about 200 types of Kimchi.
  • Koreans say Kimchi while posing for a photo.
  • Koreans are very obsessed to Kimchi.
  • Kimchi was sent to space as well.
  • The color of Kimchi was not red previously.