The Out Guide to Superfoods

1.30.2013

By Andrew Belonsky

Super natural: some of the world’s most powerful nutrients can be found in a store near you.

KIMICHI

Release Its Power: Typically made of fermented cabbage, radish, and other vegetables, kimchi is perfect for those on the go. It requires no cooking and can easily be incorporated into a variety of dishes, including omelets.

Good For?: Kimchi contains large amounts of vitamin A, iron, and calcium, and like other pickled foods, like sauerkraut, it comes with plenty of probiotics for healthy digestion.

Fun Fact: As Korea’s national dish, kimchi has a special place in its culture: Instead of saying “cheese” when getting their picture taken, most Koreans say “kimchi.”

Pickup Spots: Korean markets stock many options, as will most organic groceries. Sauerkraut and other fermented goods are available at most food stores.

Origins: Kimchi hales from Korea, but can easily be made anywhere with the right ingredients. A popular brand of sauerkraut, Gold’s, is made in Brooklyn, while the Rejuvenative brand of kimchi is based in California.

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