Did you know chili peppers didn’t exist in Korea until the early 17th century??? Chili peppers, which originated from the Americas, were introduced to East Asia by Portuguese merchants.
Before that, kimchi was not red spicy. In fact, the use of chili peppers in kimchi was not common until the 19th century. ???There are many mild varieties of kimch in Korea.
This baek (white) kimchi is a traditional napa cabbage kimchi made without gochugaru! Needless to say, this type of kimchi is great for people who have issues with spicy food! But, even if that’s not the case for you, you’ll love this delicately refreshing kimchi!