Saturday, April 17, 2010

South Korean food goes to "Space"

Food is one of the most important needs for human survival. Without food we cannot last for more than two days I bet. In this manner,recently the South Korean marked a remarkable steps ahead from other countries introducing not only global but it can go to the outer space and can enjoy.

Kim Seong-Soo in the Research Division of the Food Industry Advancement at the Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI) said that on March 15, 10 types of Korean cuisine were approved fit for space food by the Russia’s Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) after passing through a set of rigorous feasibility tests.

In addition to the above items, other Korean cuisine such as bulgogi (Korean marinated beef), japchae (glass noodles), bibimbap (vegetables mixed with rice) pumpkin porridge, sikhye (rice punch), and Korean curry have also joined the list of space food.

Russian experts commented, “Although some of the astronauts are yet to get accustomed to the spiciness of such food as gochujang and stir-fried kimchi, those stimulating flavors will help boost their appetite, which is highly critical in a long space journey.”

There are about 400 kinds of space food in the world, 200 from the United States, 130 from Russia and another 70 kinds from countries like China, Japan and Europe. Now in addition with Korean items, people can enjoy more variety with different taste away from mother earth too.

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