Why You Should Add More Kimchi To Your Diet
Fermented foods like kimchi aren’t just delicious additions to any meal, but also come loaded with health benefits too. Keep reading to discover why you should be eating more of the stuff.
What is kimchi?
Kimchi is a fermented condiment that has its origins in Korean cuisine. It’s made from cabbage, carrots, spring onions, garlic, ginger, chillies and millions of lactic acid bacteria. It’s powerful flavours develop as the vegetables marinate leaving a savoury tang once it’s ready.
Why is kimchi good for you?
Kimchi is nutritionally dense and is packed full of iron, folate, and vitamins B6 and K whilst being low in calories. It’s believed to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation and even aid weight loss.
Kimchi’s health benefits
Fermented kimchi is full of probiotics which can help prevent and treat some of the following, according to Healthline:
- Certain types of cancer
- The common cold
- Gastrointestinal health
- Heart health
- Mental health
- Skin conditions
If you fancy making your own vegan kimchi then why not check out our recipe here? Your flavoursome and tangy kimchi will be ready to eat after 4-8 days and will last in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Keep your plant-based health questions coming our way.
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.