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Fermented Foods Like Kimchi Defend Against the Flu Virus

Fermented Foods Like Kimchi Defend Against the Flu Virus

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study has found fermented foods with lactic acid bacteria such as kimchi can help fight the flu. The joint study conducted by Korea University, the World Institute of Kimchi, and Daesang Corporation revealed that traditional fermented foods with lactobacillus can help control flu viruses, according to the [...]

‘Bulgogi’ and ‘Jjimdak’ Most Popular Dishes Among Foreign Residents

‘Bulgogi’ and ‘Jjimdak’ Most Popular Dishes Among Foreign Residents

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – ‘Bulgogi’ and ‘jjimdak’ have been found to be two of the most popular Korean dishes among foreign nationals living in South Korea, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by food and beverage company CJ CheilJedang on Tuesday revealed that bulgogi is the most popular Korean dish among foreign [...]

Making Kimchi Cheaper This Year

Making Kimchi Cheaper This Year

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The cost to make kimchi, the traditional Korean side dish made from cabbage, radishes and hot peppers, is expected to fall this year thanks to stable supplies of major vegetables and ingredients, the agriculture ministry said Friday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said the cost to [...]

Good Bacteria in Kimchi and Soy Sauce Can Help Fight Diabetes

Good Bacteria in Kimchi and Soy Sauce Can Help Fight Diabetes

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean food authorities have announced that probiotics extracted from traditional South Korean food can help prevent diabetes complications. The Korea Food Research Institute made the announcement on Tuesday along with an update on its research into the commercialization of diabetes complication-preventing probiotics, which are extracted from traditional Korean food [...]

North Chungcheong Farms Look Abroad for Seasonal Workhands

North Chungcheong Farms Look Abroad for Seasonal Workhands

GOESAN, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — For the people of Goesan County, North Chungcheong Province, the period of “gimjang” or kimchi-making in November is the most critical time of the year. The sky-high demand from urban populations for Goesan’s specialty, salted cabbage, has the region seeing healthy yearly returns on its leafy vegetables. Just last [...]

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumption of kimchi does not raise blood pressure despite its high salt content as the lactic acid bacteria in the fermented dish actually helps drive sodium out of the body, a survey showed Wednesday. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented napa cabbage, salt and pepper. [...]

Study on Lactic Acid Bacteria From Kimchi Sheds Light on Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Study on Lactic Acid Bacteria From Kimchi Sheds Light on Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Researchers said Wednesday they have found that lactic acid bacteria in kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented vegetable dish, is potentially effective in treating atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease. The team, led by Choi Hak-jong, a senior researcher at the government-funded World Institute of Kimchi, said it has [...]