A Historical Research on Native Foods of Korea -with special reference to soybean and mungbean sprouts-

한국고유식품의 역사적 연구 -콩나물과 숙주나물을 중심으로-

  • 이미순 (덕성여자대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1986.06.30


Soybean and mungbean sprouts are vegetables indigenous to Korea which have been grown throughout the year from the most remote age. They had been called interchangeably as duchaeah or duah. Control method of environmental conditions for soybean or mungbean sprouts growing had been already appreciated from long time ago. A growing method once developed might have been handed over considerable period. Siroo (시루) and yongsoo (용수) had been the most common containers and the watering skill is of the utmost importance for soybean sprouts growing. As the demand of soybean sprouts in the market increased, a pit has been used for bean sprouts growing, and transformed into regular soybean sprouts factory. Now bean sprouts are international food and the demand of bean sprouts seems permanent in Korea. Accordingly the long-term policy concerned with the production of soybean sprouts should be prepared, placing emphasis on improved quality and safety.