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Kimchi becomes dish of the day
By Andrew Ward in Seoul
FT.com site; Apr 14, 2003
Kimchi, the fiery pickled cabbage dish at the heart of South Korean cuisine, could provide resistance against Sars, according to South Korea's Rural Development Agency.
The agency said the large amount of garlic in kimchi might explain why none of the country's 48m people had yet succumbed to Sars.
"I don't think it is just a coincidence that a country with a food culture like Korea's is free of Sars," said Hong Jong-woon, a researcher at the agency.
Garlic has long been recognised for its medicinal qualities, reducing people's chances of developing cancer and heart disease and increasing resistance to infections and viruses.
Mr Hong said it was likely that garlic also protected against Sars, although he admitted that more research was needed to prove his theory.
Kimchi - strips of cabbage soaked in garlic and red pepper - is served as a side dish with almost every Korean meal, including breakfast. George Slama, representative of the World Health Organisation in Seoul, agreed that kimchi was a healthy food but said people should not rely on it to prevent Sars.
"There are hundreds of different substances in garlic and many of them are good for health but it is impossible to prove a link with Sars," he said.
Cynics pointed out that Mr Hong's agency had an interest in promoting South Korea's garlic industry, the world's second-largest garlic producer after China.
Kimchi is the latest in a series of foods and medicines claimed to give immunity to Sars, which has caused panic in many parts of south-east Asia.
Taiwan's China Post newspaper last week published a list of recipes designed to combat Sars, with salmon's head among the recommended ingredients.
-FT.com (파이넨셜타임즈) 발췌