I've been eating this for years and it is delicious! I never tire of Doenjjang jiggae because not only is it nutritious and filling, it is easy to make! Doenjang is fermented soybean paste, similar to what Japanese call "miso". Adding dried seaweek (Korean miyeok), green onion, and gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste- optional) to water and boiling for 5 minutes until the seaweed rehydrates and softens and voila! The perfect in-between meal snack. I add an uncooked egg while it's boiling when I want more calories.
Deonjang is an excellent source of protein, isoflavones (antioxidants) , and iron; also a great meat alternative for vegans and vegetarians! Seaweed (dried kelp, seagrass, miyeok) has large amounts of iodine, potassium, and B6, antioxidants, and many other minerals and vitamins!
Many studies show how good doenjang paste is for you!
For example: "Obesity is considered a risk factor for neurodegeneration. Because fermentation of soybean increases contents of various bioactive compounds with anti-obesity and anti-diabetic activities, we investigated the protective effect of doenjang, a Korean traditional fermented soybean paste, against neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in the cortex and hippocampus of mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet."
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surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!