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Is kimchi paleo approved?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 25, 2013 at 6:10 AM

this is the national dish of S.Korea and im in the U.S.Military here. The kimchi I've eaten here is freshly made by the lunch ladies at my korean cafeteria on base.

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on March 08, 2013
at 09:52 PM

Make sure it's unpasteurized.

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on March 08, 2013
at 08:32 PM

I personally have never seen kimchi with either soy sauce or rice paste in it.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on January 25, 2013
at 06:19 AM

Yes, it is, it's fermented veggies.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on March 08, 2013
at 09:52 PM

Make sure it's unpasteurized.

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on January 25, 2013
at 02:37 PM

Hey Jason Elie, whatever your "brand" of paleo is, kimchi is definitely A-OK. I've spent a lot of time in Korea (and been married to my Korean better half for 15yrs) and kimchi is definitely a staple there. My spouse makes it (proudly) at home, or gets together with other Korean girlfriends and they make it together.

Not sure what kind of kimchi Ryan (above) eats (there are many kinds), but generally speaking, kimchi proper is made with nappa-type cabbage, garlic, hot pepper powder, some fishy ingredients (some use anchovies, others oysters, etc...) and salt. Then it's fermented in closed containers. These simple ingredients, the fermentation, are well-received paleo elements. Bottom line though, it's wayyyyyyyy good. AND good for you. A simple google search will point the way to many studies claiming cancer-prevention properties, among others. Anyway, enjoy your time in Korea... I'll never forget those years! Best.

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on September 03, 2013
at 02:33 PM

I make kim chi from scratch. It depends because some people add sugar to it but I us apples and pears for my sweetner. Other than that it is clean. NO rice paste ever. That part is wierd.

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on January 26, 2013
at 12:21 AM

Yes, it is, usually. However, I've seen kimchi that has had MSG in it, so I'd definitely ask what's in it.

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on January 26, 2013
at 12:16 AM

Yes, it is, usually. However, I've seen kimchi that has had MSG in it, so I'd definitely ask what's in it.

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on January 26, 2013
at 12:13 AM

Yes, it's a fermented food that's great for you.

I'd also highly recommend: 1. Find one you like and LEARN HOW TO MAKE IT from people there. Usually it's simple ingredients (I've never seen one with rice paste!)--cabbage, pepper, and salt. Sometimes other vegetables are used.

  1. Bring home the types of containers they use to make kim chi when you are transferred back to the US. They're hard to find and expensive here, although a good jar will do.

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on January 25, 2013
at 01:19 PM

I guess it depends if the soy sauce is wheat-free or not. Also, I think most kimchi has rice paste added to it. But white rice is not considered a terrible food by most people anymore.

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

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on March 08, 2013
at 08:32 PM

I personally have never seen kimchi with either soy sauce or rice paste in it.

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