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Kimchi is a traditional Korea side dish made of pickled vegetables ( traditionally Sui Choi ) mixed with a spicy sauce which includes garlic and ginger
Yes. Kimchi is s very healthy dish. Kimchi is full of probiotics and nutrients (such as vitamin A, b1, b2, C, calcium and iron ) that is beneficial for the body. It strengthens the immune system and the digestive system. In fact, Health magazine said Kimchi is one of the top 5 healthiest foods in the world.
Kimchi is a ready to eat side dish that you can eat with almost any dish. You can eat it with rice, noodles, burgers, tacos or hot dog topping, salad topping . The possibilities are endless.
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Can you cook Kimchi?
Yes. You can make soup, stir fry with rice, make pancakes or even make dumplings. Check out our Recipes page for new ideas.
My Kimchi turned sour. Why?
Kimchi is a fermented dish that as time goes by, it turns sour. It is a natural fermenting process. If you don't like sour kimchi, we suggest cooking kimchi to make it into a soup or cook it to make another dish. Check out our recipes page for new recipe ideas.
There are bubbles and bulging of my kimchi container. Why?
Don't worry. It is caused by Champansky effect, a natural effervescence. This is the indication that special fermentation is complete. It is a sign of quality. As the kimchi starts to ferment, carbon dioxide is formed as it is released as bubbles. As fermentation happens more of the natural probiotic is formed.
How long does Kimchi last?
As long as you store kimchi properly inside the fridge, it will never expiry (or go bad). We suggest though, once it turns sour, to cook kimchi to turn into another delicious dish.