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North Korea produces soy sauce and soybean paste using wheat

Wheat
North Korea
Published Jun 20, 2023

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Ji-yeon = In an atmosphere where North Korea actively encourages the use of wheat as a staple food, it seems that it is concentrating on relieving the food shortage by expanding the production of basic food using wheat as a raw material. On the 20th, the Chosun Sinbo, the official newspaper of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, reported that "while harvesting of wheat and barley is in full swing in various parts of Chosun, classes are being conducted to spread the technology and method of producing intestines using wheat." did. "Since the 13th, researchers at the Fermentation Research Institute of the Food Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry are touring the provinces and are actively conducting lectures on how to produce wheat soy sauce and wheat soybean paste and dissemination of technology," he said. In addition, he added that officials of the local Ministry of Industry prepared technical guidelines for the production of wheat soy sauce and wheat soybean paste and gave them to all cities and counties, and newly established standards to strictly comply with quality indicators.

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In April, it was said that the Pyongyang Basic Food Factory and the Haeju Food Factory established a production method that can improve the taste and quality of wheat doenjang and confirmed technical indicators. This is in line with the atmosphere in which North Korea changes its staple food to rice and wheat flour. At the Labor Party plenary meeting in December 2021, Chairman Kim Jong-un announced that he would change the staple food of North Koreans who had no choice but to fill their stomachs with potatoes and corn to rice and wheat flour, and poured out significant measures. In December of last year, a 'flour food exhibition' was held to show how to make flour food from other countries. Wheat is a precious food ingredient in North Korea, which relies on imports for most of its flour, and introducing a variety of foods using it means more that it allows residents to experience a more special food culture. In addition, it is interpreted as reflecting the intention to appease the ...
Source: Yna
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