Raw Kim-Chi line launches
The team over at Rejuvenative Foods, the great people who brought us truly raw nut butters, have launched a new line of raw/organic Kim-Chi. At its base this traditional Korean fermented food has a mixture of cabbage, carrots, ginger, onions and sea salt, and with the combination of spices an endless variety of concoctions can be created.
Wikipedia: Kimchi, also known as gimchi or kimchee is a traditional Korean dish of fermented chile peppers and vegetables, usually based on cabbage. The Korean word seems to originally have meant "steeped (or submerged) vegetable".
Kimchi has been cited by Health Magazine as one of the world's five "healthiest foods", with the claim that it is rich in vitamins, aids digestion, and may even prevent cancer. The health properties of kimchi are due to a variety of factors. Kimchi is usually made with cabbage, onions, and garlic, all of which have well-known health benefits. Kimchi also has active and beneficial bacterial cultures, like yogurt. Lastly, kimchi contains liberal quantities of hot pepper, which has been suggested to have health benefits as well.
We haven't tried Rejuvenative Foods's Kim-Chi line, but if the quality is anything like the rest of their products, we know it will be a hit! If you try it before us, send in your review to rawfood at gmail.com .
Update: Scott E. from dhammala.com alerts us that these products have been around for 5 years. Whooops... I guess the press release we read was a re-launch? Anyway, Scott was kind enough to share one of his fav recipies:
Kim Chee on Pasta with Sesame Sauce
- 1 Yam (or sweet potato or your favorite past veggie)
- 2 tbsp Nama Shoyu
- 3 tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 tbsp Tahini
- 1 tbsp Honey or agave nectar
- 1/2c Kim Chee (I like the Spicy!!)
In a large bowl, combine nama shoyu, honey/agave, almond butter and
tahini. Grate or spiral slice the yam into 'pasta' and then toss into
sauce to evenly cover. Put portion into serving bowl/plate and then
place a happy amount of kim-chee on top. Eat and enjoy!
Here's some more Kim-Chi love from David G.
This stuff is fabulous. FABULOUS!! Especially the spicy one with the orange tape across the top. My girlfriend and I live on this stuff on a trip through the Pacific Northwest last summer. Delicious. I like the garden one too, the little broccoli florets are nice. It's definitely not your ordinary Korean-style kimchi, but if you're into raw it's a whole lot better. Enjoy.