Local food culture and food ingredients in Korea

Local food culture and food ingredients in Korea


The main source of eggs is chicken. An egg is considered one of the most balanced foods of nature because it contains all essential nutrients. The main component is protein, i.e., present in both egg white and egg yolk. Other nutrients present in eggs are Vit- A, D, E, B-12, folate, iron, selenium, lutein & zeaxanthin, choline, cholesterol, and omega-3 fatty acids. So, a serving of 2 eggs is equal to one serving of meat.

There are many benefits of eating eggs, e.g., a protein present in eggs helps our body grow in repairing and forming new cells.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are very good for improving eyesight. The presence of Vit- D in eggs makes them good for bones and teeth.

Vit-A & E work as antioxidants very essential for our eyes and skin.

Vit- B12 and omega-3 (a polyunsaturated fatty acid) help to improve heart diseases.

Iron prevents the chances of occurring of anemia, especially in pregnant women.

Very few people are aware of the presence of choline in eggs, i.e., work as a brain booster.

Many heart pt. Avoid eggs due to the presence of cholesterol, but the good news is that the latest research proves that cholesterol present in eggs has minimal effect on your blood cholesterol level. So, you can eat eggs without increasing the risk of arteriosclerosis.

Eggs are eaten in different ways, e.g., boiled eggs, fried eggs, omelets, etc.

There are different egg dishes available in local food restaurants in Korea; one of the most famous is Korean steamed egg, Korean egg roll, egg in soy, Korean egg bread, and bibimbap.

Food obtained from Plant sources:


It includes wheat, rice, barley, corn, oats, and many others. Some grains are finely grounded in flour and use in the formation of different products, e.g., wheat flour is used in the formation of bread, buns, rusk, and cookies. Some grains are poorly grounded and use in the form of cereals. There are two types of grains whole grains and refined grains.

Whole grains are in the form of an entire kernel, including all of its parts, the bran, germ, and endosperm. e.g., whole wheat flour, cornmeal, oatmeal, and brown rice. These are rich in dietary fibers, iron, and other minerals.

Refined grains are processed in mills where the bran and germ are removed, e.g., refined wheat flour, white rice, etc. Refined grains are considered poorly nutritious because they lack iron and dietary fibers due to the removal of bran and germ.

Grains are a significant source of carbohydrates, dietary fibers, iron, and Vit-B complex.

Many other food products are produced from grains like pasta, bakery products, cereals. Food consisted of whole grains rich in dietary fibers, so they help reduce the risk of heart diseases and improve digestion by preventing the chances of constipation. Iron-fortified cereals reduce the risk of anemia in children. Eating healthy grain food during pregnancy can reduce the risk of many congenital disabilities in babies.

Korean multigrain rice is one of the most famous foods of grains that you can find in their local food restaurants.


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