Yes, this Korean dish is even more pungent than sauerkraut—but it’s totally worth it. Made with a mix of cabbage, garlic, salt, vinegar, chili peppers, and vinegar, it packs a ton of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and beta carotene. And since it’s swarming with good-for-you bacteria like lactobacilli, it can also aid digestion. Hip food trucks have started shelling kimchi-topped hotdogs, but for a lower-sodium option, try kimchi as part of a protein-filled breakfast. Serve it as a garnish to a vegetable omelet, like you’d add a dollop of hot sauce or salsa. (Memo to dudes with sensitive taste buds: this dish packs heat!)
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