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Black Bean Paste, Korean Style (ChunJang) 춘장

170 Kcal (per 100g)
Key Nutrients: 
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Chun Jang is Korean version of black bean sauce. Its main ingredient is soybean and flour. Soybean is fermented with flour and salt. Then, caramel colouring is added before the aging process. Chun Jang is mainly used to make Jjajangmyun, Korean noodles with black bean sauce. Sometimes it's used as one of the seasonings in meat stir-fry.

You can buy chunjang online here.

Sourcing & Selecting

Korean grocery market

You can buy chunjang online here.

It's difficult replace Chun Jang with any other sauces in Korean cuisine. The closest thing may be Chinese Black Bean Sauce.
How to Measure: 
1/4 cup can be used to make sauce for 1 person
Seal tightly and keep it in the refrigerator (1ºC~5ºC).
Stir-fry quickly on high heat in vegetable oil before using to make sauces. (The ratio is chun jang: vegetable oil = 1:1.)
Nutrition and Health Facts: 

(for 100 g of Chunjang)
Niacin 1.00 mg
Protein 12 g
Total Carbohydrates 29 g (Sugar 9 g)
Fat 0.2 g (Saturated Fat 0.1 g)
Sodium 1200 mg
Vitamin A 0.00mg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg
Vitamin B2 0.14mg
Vitamin B6 0.28mg
Vitamin C 0.00mg
Vitamin E 1.08mg
Dietary Fiber 3.40g
Zinc 0.58mg
Folic Acid 33.00μg
Phosphorus 129.00mg
Lipid 5.70g
Iron 4.80mg
Calcium 85.00mg
Cholesterol 0.00mg
Ash 12.40g


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