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Korean Kimchi & Fermented Carrot Sticks

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Our family loves kimchi and my boys like snacking on fermented carrot sticks. Kimchi is a Lacto-fermented cabbage with added spices and vegetables like ginger, garlic, onions, green onions or chives, and others.

Kimchi is one of the best sources of probiotics which is essential for gut health. A healthy gut is essential for overall health since 70% of the immunity depends on gut flora. Kimchi is also a great source of calcium, beta-carotene, iron and vitamins A, B1, B2, and C.

korean kimchi & fermented carrot sticks

About some ingredients & their substitutes

Cabbage. I use Napa (Chinese) Cabbage. It is possible to substitute Napa cabbage with regular cabbage, bok choy, green cabbage, but that will be a different fermented product.

Fish Sauce. Pay attention to the ingredients. You don’t want MSG in it. MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) has several synonyms. Naturally fermented fish sauce is the best. Fish sauce gives that special Korean taste to the kimchi.

Sweet Rice Flour. It is needed to make a thick paste which makes it easier to apply to the vegetables. I successfully substituted sweet rice flour with potato starch and gluten-free flours when I was out of the sweet rice flour.


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