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What is kimchi? 10 health benefits of eating kimchi.

What is kimchi? 10 health benefits of eating kimchi.

What is kimchi?

Kimchi is a Korean fermented cabbage dish, known for its high probiotic content.1

However, there’s a massive variance between individual kimchi recipes. Cabbage is included in most varieties of kimchi, and other vegetables including radish, carrot, and onion are frequently used.

Cabbage and other vegetables are typically flavoured with spices, including chilli, or even fish sauce, and left to ferment in a jar for 3-21 days.

Kimchi nutritional value

Nutrient Amount Daily recommendation
Calories 95 5%
Carbs 19.7g 7%
Fibre 2.4g 10%
Protein 3.2g 6%
Vitamin A 2273IU 45%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.1mg 9%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1mg 5%
Vitamin B3 1.7mg 9%
Vitamin B5 0.3mg 3%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 13%
Vitamin B12 83.3mcg 21%
Vitamin C 12.3mg 21%
Vitamin D
Vitamin E 1.4mg 7%
Vitamin K 21.1mcg 26%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Calcium 62.8mg 6%
Magnesium 35mg 9%
Phosphorus 56.7mg 6%
Manganese 0.5mg 25%
Copper 0.2mg 8%
Sodium 2206mg 92%
Selenium 3.9mcg 6%
Zinc 0.5mg 4%