Thursday, May 1, 2008

Getting healthy with Korean cheese

Photo credit: Seoul Milk

It's probably not a well-known fact that cheese is a big deal in Korea. In fact, the people there get such a kick out of it that not only do they buy the normal "every day" varieties but lots of unusual cheese products as well such as cheese with black beans, cheese yogurt with fruit, cheese ice cream, cheese with calcium, and so on.

Today, we're going to focus on cheese infused with vegetables such as carrots and spinach. I know that it sounds weird, and I felt the same way initially, but I quickly changed my opinion of it to "wow" once I tried it because it is so good. These cheeses, created by Seoul Milk as a way to get children to eat more vegetables, are made from cheese powder and either carrot or spinach juice. They're great for parents who are worried that their children aren't getting the nutrients they need as these cheeses are a good source of calcium, iron, and beta carotene, which is good for the immune system. They're also popular among women who are dieting. Go figure.

Seoul Milk’s website (note: it's in Korean) provides some recipes involving cheese, and many users are competing against each other with their recipes. While you're there, why not enjoy a game of PacMan in which the titular character, instead of eating up fruit, seeks out cheese! Enjoy your time with Korean Cheese!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, spinach cheese? Sounds interesting though I wonder if kids in the US would be interested? If I ever get a chance to try some though I'd be game.

kc said...

I never would have thought of that. I wonder why they don't have that sort of thing here. Probably because Americans would rather be unhealthy.

Dana McCauley said...

I'd love to see the nutrient facts panel for these products...how much vegetal content could there be?

Ellieut said...

I honestly never thought of Korea as being a big cheese place. Learn something new every day!

Anonymous said...

Its an amazing fact - Korea being big on cheese ... and with all those snack packs good for dieting .. amazing stuff