What is Kimchi and what are the benefits?

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KIMCHI, often considered the staple of Korean food, is a naturally fermented vegetable preparation rich in live cultures of gut friendly bacteria, which are very important for gut health.

It is an exotic delicacy, delicious and very practical to use, and can be used as an ingredient or as a side dish. It is a powerful ally for your daily life.


Ingredients are used to make Kimchi:
There is no single recipe. The basic ingredient is usually Chinese cabbage, but some people also make it with chard. Then, other vegetables and spices are added to suit each person's taste, but it is always spicy. Through a natural fermentation process with salt, also known as brine, the magic happens.


What is the origin of this delicacy from the East?
Koreans have been making Kimchi for around 2,000 years. The fermentation of vegetables served as a preservation technique. The vegetables were stored in huge jars so that they could be consumed throughout the year.


Benefits of eating kimchi
Added to the benefits of eating vegetables are the benefits of probiotics resulting from fermentation, which help maintain a healthy digestive system.


Difference between Kimchi and Sauerkraut:
Both KIMCHI and SAUERKRAUT are based on the natural fermentation of cabbage. In the case of Kimchi Chinese cabbage is used and with sauerkraut usually white cabbage. Both are born from the need to preserve food.


Mighty Farmer Kimchi:
At Mighty Farmer we have developed 4 varieties of Kimchi, all based on the traditional process and with Chinese cabbage as the main ingredient:
- Mild - the basic recipe;
- Spicy - for spicy food lovers;
- Ginger and Beet - to give more colour and flavour to your dishes;
- Golden Turmeric - for those who love spices.


Unsure how to use it?

Take a look at some of the recipe ideas we have for you.

Turn ordinary dishes into extraordinary meals.