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Have a taste of GyeongSangBuk-Do (Korea) right here in Singapore.

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Introducing premium GyeongSangBuk-Do fruits!

Do you miss Korea? Have you heard of GyeongSangBuk-Do? GyeongSangBuk-Do province is one of the biggest provinces in Korea that produces fruits.

What if we told you that you can have a taste of Korea, especially GyeongSangBuk-Do, right here in Singapore, without the hassle of travelling? Are you a great fan of Korea AND fruits? Look no further because now you can get premium Korean GyeongSangBuk-Do fruits at Cold Storage (more details at the end of the article). Lyfeportal tried the premium GyeongSangBuk-Do Kyoho Grapes, Shine Muscat and Pear, and here is why these are definitely worth a try!

Did you know over 90% of grapes produced in Korea are from GyeongSangBuk-Do province, including Kyoho Grapes and Shine Muscat? Most of the Korean grapes you see in markets are from GyeongSangBuk-Do!

GyeongSangBuk-Do Kyoho Grapes

These Kyoho Grapes are soft and juicy but most importantly, they burst in your mouth! The unique taste cannot be found anywhere else. It has a special sweet fragrance that makes you crave more. We recommend trying it with the skin peeled, just like how the Koreans enjoy it. Kyoho is a slip-skin variety, which means the skin is easily separated from the fruit. The skin is not traditionally eaten as it can be tough and has a slightly acidic taste. It is truly a whole new experience with the skin removed. No matter how well we describe it, it is still an understatement of the taste. Though you might have tried Kyoho grape-flavoured food like jellies and drinks, nothing compares to eating the real fruit! You have to try it for yourself!

Kyoho grapes are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants for strengthening the immune system. It also contains resveratrol, an important phytonutrient in maintaining heart health. Increasing the consumption of fruits like grapes decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality.

GyeongSangBuk-Do Shine Muscat

Judging by the photo attached above, you can already tell these grapes are HUGE. They are clearly much larger than usual grapes you can easily find, which is also probably one of the reasons it’s priced differently (I mean.. they look 3 times bigger). It has a nice chewy and firm texture. There is this mild and sweet fragrance that makes you want more. Similar to the Kyoho grapes, we recommend trying it without the skin too. The Shine Muscat has a thicker and tougher layer of skin that is also easily peeled. Of course, some might prefer to have it with the crunchy skin but both with and without is an experience on its own! We personally prefer this over the Kyoho grapes, the mild sweet fragrance is truly addictive!

The Shine Muscat contains high amounts of vitamins C, K, A and B6 that help to boost the immune system and lower the risk of kidney diseases. They help in lowering blood pressure and improving heart health.

There are many pear-producing areas in Korea. In GyeongSangBuk-Do province, Sangju, Yeongcheon and Pohang are three cities that are ideal for producing pears. Especially in Sangju, the second largest pear-producing city in Korea. The weather, soil and environment are perfect for growing high-quality pears.

GyeongSangBuk-Do Pear

*Mmmmm* These pears are aromatic and sweet, with a hint of sour taste, a great refreshing fruit for the hot and humid weather in Singapore. GyeongSangBuk-Do Pears are much larger, juicier and sweeter than other varieties. Their huge size makes them a great filling snack or a light dessert that is extra healthy and delicious! They contain high water content, making the sweet, translucent flesh extra juicy. The crisp firm texture also makes it a great addition to salads.

GyeongSangBuk-Do Pears are high in fibre and low in calories, a great addition to a healthy diet and weight loss plan. It also has many micronutrients which help in improving blood, bone and cardiovascular health.

What is there not to like about these irresistible, delicious fruits? We know these premium fruits are a novelty for many, however, this is the best time to give them a try. GyeongSangBuk-Do Kyoho grapes and Shine Muscat grapes reach their peak in August and September, whereas the peak season for fresh GyeongSangBuk-Do Pears starts in September. This means they taste the best now! Instead of just hearing us describe their unique taste, try them for yourselves.

From 5th Aug till 31st Oct, Cold Storage will be having Gyeongbuk Fresh Zone (GyeongSangBuk-Do Fresh Zone) specials in 3 selected outlets namely Great World City, Tanglin Mall and Paragon Marketplace. Grab them now!

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