Physiological activities of Chungkookjang (Korean traditional soybean paste) pill as a functional food

Yang Mun Choi, Dong Ouk Noh, Kwang Won Yu, Jong Ho Koh, Hyung Joo Suh

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Chungkookjang, Chungkookjang pill and mushroom (Lentinus edodes) had fibrinolytic activities. The mushroom had a higher level of fibrinolytic activity (15.1 unit/mg) than Chungkookjang pill (10.0 unit/mg) and Chungkookjang (0.6 unit/mg) in spite of heat treatment. Hot-water extracts of Chungkookjang and Chungkookjang pill showed slightly higher macrophage-stimulating activities than the positive control, lipopolysaccharide. Also, Chungkookjang pill (3.58 μg/g) had lower cyclo-His-Pro content than Chungkookjang (26.5 μg/g). In addition, Chungkookjang pill had less content of flavor components than Chungkookjang and, especially, the 2,5-dimethyl pyrazine content of Chungkookjang pill was less than that of Chungkookjang. When comparing with Chungkookjang, Chungkookjang pill had similar physiological activities and more palatable flavor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-120
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Food Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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