Gim is a seaweed that has long been loved by
Koreans as a side dish
Gim, from a rare local specialty to a healthy well-being food!
From the royal table to the tables of citizens
Korea, the country of seaweed, is reaching beyond Asia to the world
No. 1 exporter of gim in the world
Korean ‘gim’ exported to
109 countries around the world
Under the influence of Hallyu and K-Pop, the number of foreigners visiting Korea is increasing, and they are naturally exposed to our food culture. At the same time, gim consumption is seen to be increasing as well. As a result, exports to the global market have increased, and the number of countries to which it is exported has almost doubled from 49 countries to 109 countries in just 10 years. The main gim-producing countries of the world are Korea, Japan and China, but it is consumed in more than 100 countries around the world. Gim is now a food that is enjoyed by people around the world, not just in Asia.
Globalization of seaweed!
The ‘seaweed snack’
that has captivated the taste buds of
people around the world
Traditional seaweed was eaten with cooked rice as a side dish. As seaweed has been globalized, seaweed products in the form of snacks, which have various tastes added to them, have been developed, and even now, a new seaweed market has been formed. Various seaweed products, ranging from seasoned seaweed, such as wasabi-flavored seaweed, kimchi-flavored seaweed and bulgogi-flavored seaweed, to sweet and salty dried seaweed (gim-jaban) and dried seaweed (gim-bugak) are regarded as a must-eat foods by tourists visiting Korea.
As the fire-grilled gim is grilled at a temperature exceeding 700ºC in the old traditional way, it is much crispier. You can feel the original taste of the gim that mom used to make for us. Gim is an affordable indulgence for not only children, but also everyone in the family can enjoy gim! You can enjoy crispy gim when you have no appetite, as a side dish for children or even as a light snack eaten with drinks for adults, 365 days a year.