[Haetnim Maeul] 100% Korean Taeyang Gochugaru

$28.99 Regular price


Made with 100% Korean Chili Peppers grown in Yeongyang

[Haetnim Maeul] 100% Gochugaru 

Haetnim Maeul Gochugaru is made from 100% Korean red chili peppers.

This is a key selling point for locals - Korean-grown. It's become a larger issue as many of the larger food conglomerates use lower-quality red chilis from China to keep prices low. Haetnim Maeul prides itself in using only Korean-grown chili peppers (Taeyang peppers).  

Haetnim Maeul grows its peppers in the county of Yeongyang. It's a mountainous region located in central Korea that gets an ample amount of sunshine throughout the year. There, the chili peppers grow firm and plump. This Gochugaru is vibrant red, coarse and smoky. Perfect for everyday cooking or... for your first batch of Kimchi!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

I call this goldgaru. It’s great quality- you can tell by its color, texture, and fresh red pepper smell. I usually bring back a large batch of gochugaru when I visit Korea but I was running low so I decided to buy online. I bought the small bag- it’s not enough to make kimchi, unless you are only making a small batch, but I was able to use it when making Korean side dishes (banchan) and sprinkle it in soups. It’s pricey so I use it sparingly- it’s goldgaru. :)

Haetnim Maeul Gochugaru

Love the taste

Beware the spice

My husband and I made our first batch of kimchi using this spice and my husband LOVES spice but I can't handle it as well. We tasted it ob day 1, it was super spicey, day 4 is actually the sweet spot for us as to when the kimchi tasted the best. But overall its a big bag that will last a while! I'm pleased and I know he is.

Product Highlights

  • 100% Korea-grown Taeyang chili peppers
  • Medium-level spice, ideal for everyday Korean cooking (great for Kimchi too)
  • Available in 250 & 500 grams
Haetnim Maeul 100% Gochugaru Product Matrix - Gochujar
Product In Brief

Main Ingredients

Taeyang Chili Peppers (100%)

    Storage Tips

    Expiration period: 1 year

    Before opening, keep in a cool, dry area

    After opening, store in freezer

      What to Make

      Napa Cabbage Kimchi, Radish Kimchi

      Spicy Muchim, Marinades & Stews

      Can use in any Korean banchan, soup or stew

        About the Brand

        Haetnim Maeul is a regional producer using premium chili peppers from Yeongyang. Their products are HAACP certified.

          What is Gochugaru?

          Gochugaru is made by drying and crushing Korean Red Chili Peppers (Taeyang Chili Peppers). Gochugaru has a multi-layered flavor: it's spicy (of course) with a smoky and slightly sweet flavor. It's an essential pantry ingredient for Korean homecooking. 
          So how spicy is it? The spice level varies by producer, but it's usually between 4000-8000 Scoville units (similar heat level to a Jalapeno Pepper).

          Product faq

          Q: What country is this sourced from?
          Q: Is there any salt in this?
          Q: After opening, can I simply store it in my pantry?
          Q: How spicy is this?

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          About The Brand

          Haetnim Maeul Logo - Gochujar

          Haetnim Maeul is a regional producer in Korea that specializes in Korean-grown gochugaru, sesame oil and sesame seeds. The company was established in 1999. They have received HACCP certification for their products.  

          That's it folks!