How This Helps

Gochujang has anti-diabetic properties. It was observed from a study that the Korean chili paste reduced insulin resistance further improving glucose metabolism. It was also observed that it helped increase glycogen storage and reduces hepatic glucose output and triacylglycerol accumulation. It also has a relatively low-fat content

 

Instructions

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

 

  1. 1. Sesame Oil – 1 tsp.
  2. 2. Ginger- 2 tsp.
  3. 3. Rice Vinegar- 1 tbsp.
  4. 4. Green Onions- 2 tbsp.
  5. 5. Garlic- 2 cloves
  6. 6. Soy sauce- 1 tbsp.
  7. 7. Toasted sesame seeds- 2 tsp.
  8. 8. White Sugar- 2 tsp.
  9. 9. Gochujang (Korean chili paste) - 2 tbsp.

 

 

Instructions:

1.    Slice the green onions diagonally, mince the garlic, and grate the ginger.

2.    Combine all ingredients and whisk until the desired consistency. A smooth and slightly viscous but flowing consistency is ideal.

Nutrition Information of Gochujang paste

 

Grams per Serving: 5 g

Calories: 25 kcal

            Total Fat: 0 g

Saturated Fat: 0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g

Monounsaturated: 0 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 720 mg

Potassium: 0 mg

Total Carbs: 10 g

Dietary Fiber: 1 g

Sugars: 6 g

Protein: 1 g

Vitamin A: 2%

 


Science and Research


1. Gochujang is rich in variety of nutrients including vitamin B2, vitamin C, and carotenes. Vitamin B2 helps in fat metabolism- it processes calories from fat and carbohydrates, and regulates the integrity of the thyroid gland. Vitamin C and beta-carotenes are known antioxidants that give anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic functions.


2. Gochujang also contains the compound Capsaicin which is a naturally-occurring compound found in peppers. It  is known to have anti-bacterial functions that prevent diseases. It also helps the immune system by cleansing out body systems that helps easy recovery , reduce body fat, and prevent obesity.

 

 

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