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Napa Cabbage 배추

12 Kcal (100 g)
Key Nutrients: 
Fibre, Vitamin C
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Napa cabbage is the main ingredient of the most common type of Kimchi in Korea. It has more refreshing taste compared to western cabbage and more delicate in texture. It is high in fibre and vitamins. It keeps your digestive system healthy and prevents constipation and other digestive diseases.

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Sourcing & Selecting

Korean Market, Chinese Market (Don't confuse it with box choy.)
Try using boc choy instead. For Kimchi, use Korean Radish or cucumbers rather than using Western cabbage. I have seem some people making Kimchi with Western cabbages but personally I don't think it does the justice.
How to Measure: 
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10~15 degrees C
Wrap in layers of newspaper and store room temperature away from sunlight.
OR Seal in a plastic bag and refrigerate.
It can last up to 1-2 weeks depending on its condition at the time of purchase.


cut in halves

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Wash throughly under running water.

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How do I prepare to make Kimchi?

Cut Napa cabbages in to halves and put an 3 inch incision at the end.

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Immerse the halves in the water briefly and take it out.

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Sprinkle with coarse sea salt all over getting in between leaves. Let it sit for 4-6 hours. Flip the cabbages once in the middle so the salt is absorbed evenly.

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Tear them in quarters and wash them thoroughly 3-4 times. Drain all the water out by placing them over a strainer upside down.

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Nutrition and Health Facts: 

(for 100 g)
Niacin 0.60mg
Sodium 8.00mg
Protein 1.40g
Glucide 2.20g
Retinol 0.00μg
β O Carotene 37.00μg
Vitamin A 6.00μgRE
Vitamin B1 0.03mg
Vitamin B2 0.03mg
Vitamin B6 0.15mg
Vitamin C 28.00mg
Vitamin E 0.12mg
Dietary Fiber 1.50g
Zinc 0.18mg
Folic Acid 46.10μg
Phosphorus 45.00mg
Lipid 0.10g
Iron 0.40mg
Potassium 210.00mg
Calcium 38.00mg
Cholesterol 0.00mg
Ash 0.50g


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