|▲ Miryang Food / CEO Kim Mi-ran|
(PowerKorea) In South Korea, vitamin, lactic beverage and red ginseng are commonly sold health food. Traditionally, Koreans enjoyed grain syrup and an ancient medicine book Compendium of Materia Medica records grain syrup stimulates energies of stomach. This is because it contains rich digestive enzymes.
Miryang Food is a company that makes health food with domestically grown organic ingredients. The company makes around 30 kinds of health food including condiments, teas, snacks, side dishes and grain syrup. Grain syrup in particular is the flagship product made into 6 different lines: fruit, shitake mushroom, hardy orange, spring onion root, onion and lemon.
Teas are made with beetroot, cinnamon, hardy orange, dermis garlic honey, jujube and roasted dried daikon. Snacks are made with dried orange and jujube chips. Gift packages are also on the shelves with three different kinds which normally contain syrup, snack and a lacquered spoon.
Kim Mi-ran, CEO of Miryang Food, has devoted last 20 years of her life to health food research and development and the products marked with Miryang Food are the very results of decades of her devotion.
Kim makes syrup in a unique way: pour water in a jar with charcoal – pour the charcoal rich mineral water to rice and add chrysanthemum – add malt, shitake mushroom, hardy orange, spring onion root, onion and fruit – boil for a long time to get fresh grain syrup. No chemical substance or sugar is used.
“A spoon of grain syrup in the morning and the evening can help digestion. You can also use it for bread, snacks, kimchi and many cuisines to enhance taste and digestion” says Kim.
“A living thing cannot live without food. Food is the source of energy. We are likely to become healthier when we eat healthy food. Healthy food often requires time and effort but they are worth paying for if we are to concern our health. I hope Miryang Food can help people keep their health sound” adds Kim.
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