People are showing a great deal of interest in exotic dishes!

Kimchi is a dish famous in Korea, and it consists of fermented garlic, cabbage, chili peppers, spices, and scallions. This has spicy, salty and sour flavors. Kimchi, however, is not of a single type but there are more than 300 different kinds of kimchi which can be made and based on the primary vegetable as well as the season in which it is made and the region, it differs to quite an extent. In Korea, it is almost considered as the national dish and it is eaten with all meals.

Kimchi and fermented foods similar to it is very beneficial for your health and well-being. This is especially useful for a healthy gut. Not only do fermented foods help in physical health but it also affects one’s emotional health and mental health as well.

Fermented foods are foods which have gone through Lacto-fermentation. During this process of fermentation, the natural bacteria which feed on the starch and the sugar in the food and create lactic acid are employed. This also preserves the food, and it creates vitamins B, probiotic strains and omega three fatty acids as well as various enzymes which are beneficial.

Fermented foods such as Kimchi which is enjoyed in Korea is not the only such food. There is the Curtido which is famous in El Salvador which is famous as also the German Sauerkraut as well as Indian Lassi. All these fermented food recipes have come down from ancient times.

When these foods are consumed, the overall health of the person is better. This was realized, and so astronauts even took this into space as part of research which was done to achieve kimchi which could be bacteria-free even after cosmic radiation exposure was subject to it and yet it could be fit for consumption.