You should definitely not miss this traditional Korean specialty. It very strongly stimulates the immune system, healthy digestion and its regular consumption reduces the risk of colon cancer.
A little history
Fermented vegetables were prepared in Korea as early as 600-1000 BC. At that time, kimchi was called "dži" and essentially fresh vegetables and salt were used to prepare it. Distinctive colors and flavors were achieved by adding other ingredients in the 12th century. The recipe for this probiotic miracle as we know it today began to appear only at the beginning of the 17th century with the discovery of chili peppers.
Kimchi is the most important component of the diet for Koreans, they consume it practically every day and it is served as a side dish to almost every meal. Every Korean family prepares their own kimchi at home and always has a good supply of it. Today, there are countless recipes for kimchi and you can prepare them, for example, from traditional Beijing cabbage, beets, white radish or spring onions. The finished mixture is most often stored in earthenware containers and then the containers are buried in the ground.
A long history is not the only advantage of this miracle. More essential are the nutrients found in this salad. The high content of fiber, iron, sodium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and K help maintain the proper functioning of our body. A huge benefit is the bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum. This bacterium belongs to the group of probiotics that fundamentally affect the body's defenses, because they act as an antiviral drug.
Love or hate
Despite all these positives, there is a large group of people who do not want to approach a kimchi, even a meter. The reason is the very specific aroma that this fermented delicacy has. It's just like ripening cheeses, you either love them or you hate them. However, Kimchi is definitely worth a try, especially at a time when thousands of viruses are flying around us. Prepare this delicacy simply at home, it will not take you much time and your body will rejoice with joy.