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Premium BARO Doenjang (Soybean Paste)

Premium BARO Doenjang (Soybean Paste)

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Regular price $19.50 USD
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  • All natural, all locally sourced Korean ingredients
  • Less sodium and quick to use
Brand & Artisan:
  • Farmers in the Valley of Jookjang-ri, Korea

Weight: 1.10 lbs

4 in (D) 3.5 in (H)
Fermented foods never expire.  Baro doenjang is a mix of Jookjangyeon's traditional, longer fermented doenjang and freshly made doenjang.
The date that's stamped only indicates 12 months from the date this mixture was combined.

Storage Method: Sometimes, white mold can appear, it is not spoiled and is a natural phenomenon that occurs because no preservatives are added. You may open the jar and expose the paste in direct sunlight which will help to eliminate the white mold. Afterwards you may scoop out parts of the areas that had white spots and still consume it (it is not harmful as it is a natural occurrence).

*Please note that this is a fermented product and without any preservatives it can continue to rise which can sometimes overflow (the lid is intentionally popped to allow breathing space for the fermented paste). It is still safe to eat.


Jookjangyeon is located in Jookjang-ri, situated in a valley on the eastern seaside of Korea. The valley is perfect for a doenjang and gochujang farm. It receives warmth of the sun from sunrise to sunset. 

Every ingredient is from nature; soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, even the earthen pot for fermentation. All ingredients are sourced directly from the local farms in the area. And these farmers are the makers of Jookjangyeon. They farm during the warm seasons, then come to make doenjang and gochujang during the winter season. Using the produce they raised, these farmers put their love and care from the very beginning to the end.

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Why so special? Beauty of 1,000

Fermentation is the art of time and care. It takes 1,000 days to deliver this special sauce to your kitchen. At Jookjangyeon, farmers grow the soybeans for 200 days. After the harvest, maeju (메주, fermented soybean block) is dried for 50 days, then fermented 20 days. This fermented maeju is mixed with other ingredients for another 60 days of fermentation, and 2 years of final aging to reveal its rich flavor.

Even the salt used for Jookjangyeon products is a special sun-dried sea salt that has gone through 3 years of natural bittern-removal process. This purifying process removes bitterness from the natural salt.


Jookjangyeon Premium Doenjang is great for Ssamjang (쌈장) that is a must for Korean BBQ.  It might be a little too difficult for some to cook Jjigae (찌개) as the premium Doenjang’s flavor can be just too strong.  

Baro Doenjang is a mixture of fully fermented Jookjangyeon Premium Doenjang and a less fermented, younger doenjang.  While keeping the rich and savory flavor of Premium Doenjang, Baro Doenjang has less sodium and saves you from making yuksoo (육수, stock).  Simply adding vegetables with Baro Doenjang will make you a good tasting Jjigae that pairs classically with a bowl of rice.

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짜지 않고 가벼워진 바로된장으로 찌개나 국을 끓이면, 따로 육수를 만들지 않아도 간단하게 맛있는 요리를 만들 수 있습니다.  여름철 입맛을 돋구기 위한 강된장이나 쌈장으로도 다양하게 즐겨보세요.

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