Ssuk (Korean Mugwort)

Korean Food Ingredient, plant

Ssuk
Artemisia princeps
Korean wormwood 
Korean mug-wort 
Japanese mug-wort

Serving Size
Weight: 100g.

Calories 46
Calories From Fat (0%) 0
Calories From Protein (37%) 17.21
Calories From Carbohydrates (63%) 28.79
Calories From Alcohol (0%)

% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fatty Acids 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg <1%
Potassium 890mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 0.9g <1%
Fiber 7.8g 31%
Sugar 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Net Carbohydrates 0g
Protein 5.2g 10%
Vitamin A 0IU
Vitamin C 35mg 58%
Calcium 180mg 18%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Vitamin E 3.2mg 32%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.19mg 13%
Riboflavin 0.34mg 20%
Niacin 2.4mg 12%
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 4%
Folate 190mcg 48%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.55mg 6%
Vitamin K 340mcg 425%
Phosphorus 100mg 10%
Magnesium 29mg 7%
Zinc 0.6mg 4%
Copper 0.29mg 15%
Manganese 0.84mg 42%
Selenium 0mcg
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 83.6g  

Common Name: Mug-wort, ssuk, 쑥Artemisia princeps, known as Korean wormwood, Korean mug-wort, and Japanese mug-wort, is a plant native to Korea, China, and Japan.
Ssuk is used in soups, some types of kimchi, in pancakes, and in various Korean tteok recipes as a coating or coloring agent (powdered form) or filling ingredient. 

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May be found in many larger Korean or East Asian Markets.
In season Ssuk is available fresh, and may be found in dried or powdered form throughout the year.
Fresh: Look for soft medium to dark green leaves. There should be no yellowing, dark blotches, or dry brittleness.
Dried: Look for uniform coloring with no whitish or blackish blemishes.

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