Keerti Dundoo VodelaFood Content Creator and Recipe Developer @cook_with_kee
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Chopped cabbage: 1 cup
Salt: 2 tsp
For the dressing
Garlic: 3-4 cloves
Coarsely grated carrot: 1/3 Cup
Chopped spring onion: ¼ cup
Rice Vinegar: 2 tbsp
Sriracha or any chilli sauce: 2 tbsp
Red Chilli Paste: 1 tsp
Honey: 1 tsp
Step 1 :
Slice the cabbage and mix 1 tbsp of sea salt and set it aside for an hour.
Step 2 :
For the kimchi paste, blend the garlic, ginger, chili sauce, red chili paste, honey and rice vinegar together in a small bowl.
Step 3 :
Rinse the cabbage under cold running water, drain and dry it thoroughly. Transfer the cabbage into a bowl and toss it through the paste, along with carrot and spring onions.
Transfer it in an airtight container and leave it to ferment at room temperature overnight, then chill it in the refrigerator. UR instant kimchi is now ready to serve! The longer you store it the higher the nutritional content.
Kimchi is a delicious fermented Korean dish, which has a fab nutritional and taste profile. The name “kimchi” comes from the Korean word “chimchae,” which means “vegetables soaked in brine.” Kimchi is a fermented food that is naturally rich in probiotics (good bacteria for your gut). It’s made through a process called Lacto-fermentation, it utilizes the bacterium Lactobacillus to digest sugars into lactic acid, which gives the kimchi its peculiar sour flavour. It has similar health benefits of consuming yoghurt, which is also a probiotic.
Scientific research for the benefits of Kimchi include; anti-cancerous, anti-obesity, anti-constipation, colorectal health promotion, probiotic properties, cholesterol reduction, antioxidant, anti-ageing properties, brain health, boosting immunity and improves the health of the skin.
1. Good for UR heart.
Eating kimchi regularly has been found to lower LDL cholesterol levels and improves your HDL cholesterol levels. Study participants who ate the most amount of kimchi (210 grams per day) saw a significant reduction in their LDL cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels. Even people who ate 15 grams of kimchi per day saw some effects too!
2. Boosts UR immunity.
Kimchi has been linked with giving the immune system a boost—since it contains the lactobacillus *(good bacteria) that fights against the bad bacteria and improves the disease-fighting ability of UR body.
3. Improves UR memory.
Probiotics improve brain health and have the potential to lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.