Explore a taste of Korean history by enjoying the traditional Korean Honey Persimmon Cookie from Sangju! Made from all-natural, high-quality persimmon, honey, and domestic wheat flour, this richly textured Korean treat is dense with layered sweetness and delicious flavors that will leave you satisfied yet craving for more.
Sangju’s Korean Honey Persimmon Cookie is the ideal Yakgwa (Traditional Korean honey cookies). Originally considered a luxurious, high-quality treat, Yakgwa has long been a part of Korean history as an essential food for passage rites, marriages, holidays, feasts, and celebrations such as the harvest festival (chuseok).
Because persimmon trees require a good climate and soil, Sangju sources specialized persimmons grown in the rich soils and clean air of the Northern Korean peninsula. Sangju persimmon has a delicious, naturally high sugar content and is significantly rich in Vitamins A and C.
Upon reaching optimal ripeness, the raw persimmons are harvested, peeled, and dried to achieve the ideal chewy texture and natural sweetness for perfect yakgwa. The persimmons are then ground with wheat flour and mixed with honey, sesame oil, honey, and sake before being fried into a delicious, sweet, flavor-packed honey cookie. Free of any pesticides, preservatives, colorants, or trans fat, it’s the perfect healthy Korean treat. In fact, the name “yakgwa” translates into medicine (yak) confection (gwa) or medicinal sweet treat!
- Storage method: Avoid direct sunlight, cool and ventilated away from moisture.
Ingredient and Nutrition List (30g) 125 Kcal
- 9% (domestic), glutinous rice 4.9% (domestic), wheat flour (US), Starch syrup, sage type, refined salt
- Carbohydrate 21 g (60)
- Sugar 49
- Protein 1 g (2%)
- Fat 4.4 g (9%)
- Saturated Fat 0.7 g (58)
- Trans Fat 0g
- Sodium 25mg (1%)
- Cholesterol 0mg (0%)