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Nutritional Value print


Kimchi's Function

Well-fermented kimchi has numerous anti-biotic functions. Perhaps the most significant is the presence of lactic acid bacteria. It is in large part due to the process of fermentation that this powerful agent helps build resistance in the body by suppressing the growth of harmful bacteria.
This bacteria not only gives a sourish flavor to matured kimchi but also prevents excessive fermentation by restraining growth of other bacteria in the intestines.
In addition to such benefits, substances in kimchi prevent hyperacidity resulting from excessive intake of meat and other acidic foods.
Most ingredients of kimchi are rich in water and low in other nutrients. However, lactic acid in kimchi restrains the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines and helps relieve intestinal disorders.
Furthermore, the lactic acid is also efficacious for preventing adult diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and even gastrointestinal cancers.
Juices from the vegetables and salt in kimchi help the intestines remain clean as well.
Some substances in kimchi help promote the secretion of pepsin (protein-digestive enzyme) and maintain the presence of a certain level of bacteria.

Kimchi's Nutrition
[ Nutrition of major ingredients of kimchi (per 100g)]

Subject Cabbage Radish Leaves
of radish
Cabbage Leek
Calorie(kcal) 16 33 53 29 31
Water(%) 94.7 90.3 83.7 92.4 89.8
Protein (g) 1.3 2.0 3.0 1.5 4.3
Fat(g) 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.4
Sugar(g) 2.4 6.1 10.6 4.7 3.7
Fiber(g) 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.2
Minerals(mg) 0.5 0.6 1.3 0.5 0.6
Calcium(mg) 70 62 229 43 34
Phosphorus(mg) 63 29 49 43 27
Iron(mg) 0.3 0.9 5.8 0.3 2.9
Vit.A(R.E) 225 - 762 3 638
Vit.B1(mg) 0.06 0.01 0.06 0.05 0.06
Vit.B2(mg) 0.09 0.03 0.30 0.29 0.06
Niacin(mg) 0.4 3.9 10.0 0.1 0
Vit.C(mg) 28 19 62 44 40

Subject Cucumber Green
onion
Young
radish
Lettuce Indian
mustard
Calorie(kcal) 13 29 29 48 19
Water(%) 96.6 91.2 89.4 82.7 92.5
Protein (g) 0.6 1.7 2.0 3.0 1.9
Fat(g) 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.6 1.0
Sugar(g) 1.7 4.7 4.5 8.4 2.0
Fiber(g) 0.6 1.4 0.9 1.7 1.2
Minerals(mg) 0.4 0.6 2.6 3.6 1.3
Calcium(mg) 26 110 15 76 110
Phosphorus(mg) 35 32 161 34 55
Iron(mg) - 1.0 1.7 3.7 1.7
Vit.A(R.E) 18 140 230 1018 287
Vit.B1(mg) 0.01 0.06 0.06 0.35 0.09
Vit.B2(mg) 0.02 0.10 0.27 0.09 0.21
Niacin(mg) 0.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.9
Vit.C(mg) 9 22 46 8 70




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