Sep 22, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: donakello
Olive's Soul Food has just gone online. If you are in Galway, Ireland, and want to try Kimchi (the Guinness of Korea!), or would like some soul food cooked in your kitchen, just get in touch...
Get some soul food!




KIMCHI is the one of the numerous traditional Korean pickled dishes made from vegetables and varied seasonings. The most common type of Kimchi is the (very) spicy baechu (cabbage). Kimchi is so important for Koreans that the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) developed 'Space Kimchi' to accompany the first Korean astronaut to the Russian-manned spaceship Soyuz. Kimchi contains a high concentration of dietary fiber, while being low in calories. It is also rich in vitamin A, C, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium and iron. However, it's most remarkable health property is perhaps due to the rich source of healthy bacteria - lactobacilli - which is a powerful digestive aid and an excellent defense against yeast infection. Furthermore, some current research has implied that Kimchi could possibly help reduce cancer growth. For similar reasons, the popular lifestyle magazine Health listed Kimchi as one of the "World's Healthiest foods".Thus, one might even say...SOME KIMCHI A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY!...

Authentic Korean Kimchi is now available in Galway for the first time. 

More on Kimchi...
One study conducted by Seoul National University claimed that chickens infected with the H5N1 virus, also called avian flu, recovered after eating food containing the same bacteria found in kimchi. During the 2003 SARS outbreak in Asia, many people even believed that kimchi could protect against infection, although there was no scientific evidence to support this belief.However, in May 2009, the Korea Food Research Institute, Korea’s state food research organization, said they had conducted a larger study on 200 chickens, which supported the theory that it boosts chickens' immunity to the virus.

The Seoul Times on Kimchi

The nutritional compositions of major Kimchi.Components

For health reasons, of course it is more beneficial to eat freshly made Kimchi, i.e. from Olive's Soul Food kitchen (Yeoun Jung Nho)

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