22 Sep '11, 6am

Kimchi is a nutritional powerhouse that aids your digestive tract and even limits cancer growth

Kimchi is a nutritional powerhouse that aids your digestive tract and even limits cancer growth

advertisement Kimchi - the Korean staple made from fermented cabbage and chilli peppers - is a salve for your innards. Its miracle secret? The fermentation of the dish, made possible by bacteria in the kimchi’s ingredients, says Michelle Siow, assistant director of the School of Applied Sciences at Republic Polytechnic. “The fermentation of kimchi lets it produce beneficial bacteria,” she says. Full Of Fibre Favoured by our intestines, it prevents a host of maladies, from constipation to colon cancer, according to research from Pusan National University in South Korea. Incidentally, “good” bacteria thrive in fibre – and kimchi is literally bursting with that. Also, the longer its fermentation period, the more sour the taste, and the more easily digestible it becomes, says Chun Nam Won, owner of Gaia, a Korean restaurant at Suntec City. Vegetables Are Good For You Here’s a ...

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