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Monday, August 29, 2011

Gluten Free Condiments: Sinto Gourmet Spicy Kimchi

Gluten Free Condiments: Sinto Gourmet Spicy Kimchi
PRODUCT NAME:                      All Natural Spicy Red Napa Cabbage Kimchi

COMPANY NAME:                     Sinto Gourmet

COST:                                       $6.99

SIZE:                                         16 fl. oz.

COST PER OZ:                          $0.44/oz



ORGANIC:                                 NO


VEGAN:                                    YES



SHELF LIFE:                              6 Months

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Taste: Today we have a Spicy Red Napa Cabbage Kimchi from Sinto Gourmet, a local San Francisco company specializing in the production of this Korean delicacy. What is Kimchi you ask? WELL, let me tell you.

Kimchi is described as a “vegetable condiment”. It is a fermented product (much like sauerkraut) made of cabbage, red pepper powder, salt, onion, ginger, a slight bit of sugar to aid in fermentation, and garlic. It is full of naturally occurring lactic acid due to the fermentation process and therefore packs tons of Probiotics (or healthy bacteria that keeps the stomach digesting happily) in each bite. Because of the Probiotics and fiber present, consumers are said to have better digestion, enhanced immune systems, and an easier time with weight loss.  In addition to being used as a condiment for burgers and sandwiches it can also be made into fried rice or a stew, eaten on pizza or grabbed with your hands straight out of the jar. Not only is it going to help you digest your food, it’s going to add complexity to your meals.

Basically, Sinto Gourmet’s Kimchi is diverse in its uses and it is GOOD. This particular version has a spicy zingy flavor that brings the likes of pickles, vinegars, and even Kombucha to mind. In addition to keeping deliciousness at the forefront of production, Sinto Gourmet keeps Kimchi close to the roots of its intended use. Although Kimchi was created with health in mind, more current mass marketed iterations of it can include insidious doses of preservatives, shrimp (not friendly for vegans such as myself!) and MSG. Suddenly, a healthy vegetable condiment has been modernized and bigger brand name forms can be less than enticing. Sinto Gourmet does not fall prey to these traps! All ingredients are as local as possible, fresh, and batches are kept small to insure quality. The result is a refreshing, crisp and crunchy side you can feel great about consuming. My taste test had me eating it straight from the jar and I found the experience to be most satisfying. Although other complimentary food items would be great I am sure, I absolutely loved enjoying this product as a salad-like snack all on its own.

Sinto’s Spicy Red Napa Cabbage Kimchi is a high fiber, low sugar, non-fat food.  It is incredibly low calorie (forty calories per cup) and quite satisfying. Don’t delay an opportunity to support such a wonderful grassroots company! Your taste buds and your body will thank you.
Gluten Free Condiments: Sinto Gourmet Spicy Kimchi Nutrition Facts and Ingredients

Labeling:  Labeling of this product was clear and concise. I deem it to be very sufficient.

Packaging:  This sauce was packaged in a glass recyclable jar. The packaging seemed sufficient for the freshness of the product.

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Texture:           4
Taste:               5         
Value:              3
OVERALL:        4

Reviewed by Lacy D. 

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