HEALTHY KOREAN INGREDIENTS THAT YOU MUST TRY AT HOME WITH EASY RECIPES. FROM KIMCHI TO DRIED POLLOCK, I SHARE HOW THESE RECIPES ALSO BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH!
Healthy Korean ingredients that are a must-have in your pantry so that you can enjoy the tastiness of Korean cooking at home as well as reap its health benefits. Food as medicine is such a big part of the Korean food culture that there’s even a name for it – Yakseon (약선 藥膳) Eumsik (음식 飮食). Yak means ‘medicine’ and this refers to cooking and eating foods as a way to heal the body from various illnesses or to simply promote one’s well being. Here’s an article that has more info on this subject.
Yakseon Eumsik is a combination of oriental medicine, nutrition, and food science. Sometimes oriental herbs like ginseng is added to soup or desserts and sometimes a HOT food is suggested to warm up a COLD body and bring it back into balance. And sometimes a nutritious food is suggested to help someone regain their strength.