Thursday, February 16, 2006

Kimchi to the Rescue

Studies recently conducted at Seoul National University reportedly have shown that kimchi, a fermented cabbage dish that is a staple in the diet of Koreans, has potential for treating bird flu (or avian influenza).

Now comes news that a South Korean firm is poised to start marketing an air conditioner equiped with a filter that is infused with an enzyme from kimchi. A spokewoman for the firm "cited four studies from domestic and overseas institutions that she said showed the filter eliminated the deadly H5N1 virus."

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