Skip to comments.Kimchi brings health and beauty, enthusiasts say
Posted on 09/03/2009 8:13:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Kimchi brings both health and beauty, according to devotees trying to promote South Korea's most famous food -- a pickled and fermented vegetable dish -- to the wider world.
"You know why there are so many beautiful women in Korea and Korean women have such smooth skin? It's because they have been grown on kimchi," claims Kim Sung-Hoon, who chairs an upcoming Gwangju Kimchi Festival.
"If you want to age gracefully and have beautiful skin, eat Korean kimchi," said Kim, a former agriculture minister.
Such assertions are not new given kimchi's iconic status -- it has its own museum in Seoul and was blasted into space with the country's first astronaut in 2008.
There have even been claims, unsupported by scientific evidence, that it can ward off bird flu and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
But some experts agree that substances in the side dish, which is eaten with just about every meal, may delay skin ageing.
"I would like to say to foreigners: eat Korean kimchi a lot," said Professor Song Yeong-Ok of the Kimchi Research Institute at Busan National University.
Lactic acid bacteria and plant chemicals may help retard skin ageing and reduce cholesterol levels, she said.
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I believe it.
What about the *ahem* ‘carbon emissions’?
I heart Kimchi ... It is a great diet food too. Yum!
That ain't all it brings. When my ship (in US Navy) left Chinhae or Pusan, the stench aboard ship was unbearable for at least three days. When you went to use the head, you had to hold a towel over your mouth and nose, so you could breathe....
Love it, but my wife can’t even be in the house when I eat it.
recent Kimchi convert here !!!!
Kimchi - yes, Creamed Spinach - no./Just Asking - seoul62......
Kimchi brings health and beauty, enthusiasts say - and did they also mention the pants-splitting godawful farts? What about the kimchi farts?
Real kimchi does make you smell. You will have the stuff coming out of your pores for at least 8 hours.
Sure, it can be odiferous, and the results can be stinky, but if you REALLY want SERIOUS TOXIC (but insanely tasty!), try this:
"...the odor of stinky tofu is said to resemble that of rotten garbage or manure, even by its enthusiasts..." -- and I will vouch for that. First time I smelled it I thought I'd stumbled into the back of a Philadelphia garbage truck in August... but it tastes great if you can get it past your nose.
Anyway, compared to that, Kimchi is MILD....
Steer clear of West Virginia during ramp festival season.
I don’t recall ever eating creamed spinach...
Kimchi keeps people so far away that you don’t catch any germs.
Anyway, I was gonna add that, to my knowledge, nobody claims the same health benefits for Stinky Tofu, as for Kimchi. I'm willing to believe the stories about Kimchi. If they claim similar benefits for Stinky Tofu, it would have to be filed under "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger". ;-)
You know, folks, there is such a thing as Beano. It works for kimchi, not just beans. You can eat anything with social impunity. (Does not solve garlic breath, though.)
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