The temperature gap is so great in Jinan because it sits between the hills on the plateau. Thus, the hot pepper has good color and makes a lot of pepper powder because the skin is so thick. It keeps the unique taste of traditional hot pepper of Korea with the proper balance of intestinal antiseptic effects and spicy taste. The clean pepper of Jinan is produced on the fertile soil under the proper temperature as well as in e unpolluted nature using minimum agrichemicals and fertilizers. Accordingly, it secures its solid position as the special local product of Jinan.
Seedless dried persimmon! It has very high sugar content because of the geographical features of the Wunjang Mountain with the vein of uranium ore and the great temperature gap between day and night in the highland. It also contains a quantity of vitamin C as well as being so sticky. Thus, it is greatly favored all over the country.
Jinan Deodeok has a unique and strong flavor because it is cultivated where the temperature gap between night and day is great, and the proper temperature and soil of the highland surrounded by the ideal and superior features of the noted mountain. Furhtermore, it enhances its fame by the saponin ingredient.
The ginseng is divided into two kinds: dried ginseng and fresh ginseng. The dried ginseng is classified as white ginseng, Taegeuk ginseng and red ginseng depend on the years of cultivation. White ginseng is classified as straight ginseng, curved ginseng, half-curved ginseng, directly dried ginseng and ginseng tail depending on the shape. Jinan ginseng is known to contain the most saponin among ginseng in Korea. In particular, it is proved that the Jinan ginseng contains the highest quantity of protein among plants except the legumes.
Jinan sits on the northern mountain area in Jeollabuk-Do and the Jinan heights stands as the ridge between the Sobaek Mountains and the Noryeong Mountains. Jinan Heights is so clean as the source of mountain products due to the severe difference of altitude from other areas. Injin mugwort of Jinan growing wild on the highland, 300-600m MSL, grows under the average annual temperature of 12-13. Thus, its effect is the best in Korea. It has been widely used as the herbal medicine for adults for ages.
Jinan has the most suitable temperature for mushrooms on the highland between the Sobeak Mountains and the Noryeong Mountains. It's very good for cultivating the mushroom. The Jinan mushroom is completely chemical-free with the thick flesh and taste lasting a long time. The oak mushroom of Mai Mountain contains protein and various kinds of minerals.
Yugwa (oil and honey pastry) called Gangjeong (glutinous rice cracker frizzled in oil) is the traditional cracker passed on from generation to generation. The shape and taste of Yugwa decorating tables as the ceremonial food is the standard for evaluating the cooking skill of each family. As such, Yugwa plays the important role. The traditional Yugwa of Jinan is more sticky because it uses the sweet rice of Jinan and is more crispy because it rises well. It is made in the shape of a finger about 5cm long for easy snacking. It is widely used for a variety of ceremonies and parties.
The Jinan pig boasts the most natural and savory taste with the thick flesh because of the temperature gap between night and day. With the unique taste of pig raised with clean water and air, the Jinan pig is well known as the unique trademark of Jinan. Low calories prevent obesity and high protein enhances the taste. It contains a lot of DHA and EPA helping in the development of childrens brains. The fat is evenly distributed on the flesh. Its unique taste is incomparable.