Ginseng is known for its many health benefits. It is said that Korea grows the highest quality ginseng in the world thanks to the country’s climate and geography.
Basically there are three types of Korean ginseng you can find in the market: ginseng in its natural form called ‘susam’, dried ginseng known as ‘baeksam’, and steamed then dried ginseng called ‘hongsam’.
If you are not familiar to this kind of Asian traditional medicine, you can buy ginseng-containing products such as ginseng tea, ginseng candy, and ginseng health supplement instead of pure ginseng.
Best gifts for: Family and close friends
Portable level: Easy to manage
From KRW70,000 (US$60) for 600 grams of ginseng
From KRW3400 (US$3) for a ginseng tea box
Where to buy