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Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in Korean Culture, Korean Food, Vegetarian | 1 comment

The challenge of being a vegetarian in Korea

The challenge of being a vegetarian in Korea

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Koreans who love their fresh vegetables and home cooked meals are feeling a pinch in their wallets. Photo courtesy of David Lebrero at

Check out this report from JoongAng DailyBad time to go vegan.”

Scales at a supermarket in Seoul show that both lettuce and pork selling for 1,280 won ($1.04) per 100 grams as the cost of fresh produce soared 20.5 percent over last year’s prices.

The price of fresh vegetables have exploded compared with the that of fresh meats.

It might be a difficult time to be vegetarian in Korea, but there may be a silver lining for those living a low-carb lifestyle.

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