0035 Space Kimchi

May 30, 2012, 02:06 PM, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

In space, no one can hear you scream…but did you know that in space no one can detect your smell either? The smell-taste connection means that food in space is not only weightless but tasteless, too. What’s a flavor-starved astronaut to do? Never fear: kimchi is here. Ever since Korea decided to put a Korean national into orbit, the race to produce a space-friendly version of Korea’s unofficial national food heated up. The picante pickled cabbage is a great choice for space food: It attacks cholesterol and it is super spicy which means it can overcome the smell-taste dilemma. So soon astronauts from all over the world will be able to enjoy the zesty, chili-packed punch of kimchi at zero g. #ceas #SouthKorea #tsusui #oborny

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