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Soybean paste (Doenjang) 된장

161 kcal (100g)
Key Nutrients: 
protein, sodium
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Soybean paste ("Doenjang") is one of the most popular Korean traditional fermented seasoning ingredients along with red chili paste ("Gochujang"). Since it is mainly composed of soybeans, it has been a great source of protein for Koreans, especially in old days. Now, it is known as a great anti-cancer food and its quality has been recognized globally. Soybean paste is usually used as the main seasoning ingredients for soup, stew and "Ssamjang"(dipping sauce for lettuce wrap), but also can be used to season blanched vegetables such as spinach. However, it is recommended not to consume too much since it is highly composed of sodium.

You can buy soybean paste online here.

Sourcing & Selecting

Local Korean grocery market

You can buy soybean paste online here.

Korean soybean paste is similar with "miso"(Japanese seasoning). However, miso is not recommended if you are going for an authentic Korean taste especially for Korean stews.
How to Measure: 
Use measuring spoon and cups if possible. Use the same spoon or cup for all ingredients to keep the same proportions.
Store in the refrigerator once opened (0ºC ~ 5ºC).
Nutrition and Health Facts: 

Niacin 1.60mg

Sodium 4020.00mg

Protein 11.90g

Glucide 17.80g

Retinol 0.00μg

β O Carotene 0.00μg

Vitamin A 0.00μgRE

Vitamin B1 0.03mg

Vitamin B2 0.10mg

Vitamin B6 0.22mg

Vitamin C 33.00mg

Vitamin E 1.08mg

Dietary Fiber 3.10g

Zinc 0.58mg

Folic Acid 0.00μg

Phosphorus 181.00mg

Lipid 4.70g

Iron 1.30mg

Potassium 403.00mg

Calcium 53.00mg

Cholesterol 0.00mg

Ash 12.20g

(Of 100 grams of soybean paste)


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