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How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

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Great quote: "Kimchi is like air in Korea."

1.5 million tons. Wow.

Kimchi is not just cabbage salad — it is essential to the culture of the country. There are hundreds of different varieties of kimchi in Korea, and about 1.5 million tons of it is consumed each year. Even the Korean stock market reflects this obsession: The "Kimchi Index" tracks when Napa cabbage and the 12 other ingredients — chili, carrots, radishes and anchovies among them — are at their best prices.

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