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Episode 49: The Fermented Vegetable That Saved a Country

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Koreans have eaten kimchi for thousands of years and believe in its protective powers. Find out how kimchi kept them disease free during the bird flu epidemic in this exciting episode!

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Why The Whole World Should Eat Kimchi Every Day

First time I heard about the power of the cultured vegetable kimchi was during the bird flu epidemic. It was a scary epidemic that hit Asia in 2005 – about 60% of those infected with this virus died. Scientists were searching frantically for ways to protect humans and poultry from this deadly virus.

Koreans have eaten kimchi for thousands of years and believed in the powerful medicinal effects of kimchi. Microbiologist Kang Sa Ouk thought he had found a way to battle against the bird flu virus with kimchi. Dr. Kang used the special bacteria extracted from kimchi to treat chickens with. . .

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