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icon Introduction about GEUMSAN Ginseng   The source of health, black ginseng!
Geumsan has been certified by GAP as a safe area of ginseng production Geumsan is a hub of Korean ginseng
Geumsan has grown ginseng for 1500 years, while succeeding in developing ginseng cultivation processes.
Geumsan has been certified by GAP as safe are of ginseng production.
Guemheuk that is geumsan ‘Black ginseng’ is composed of traditional cropping system and modern technology. Geumsan makes productions by using ginseng only certified by GAP certificate which regulates harmful chemicals, pathogenic microbes and foreign matters.
Geumsan black ginseng ‘Geumheuk’ uses RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) system which thoroughly manages agricultural chemicals, soil and water form the beginning of cultivation, and allows Geumsan black ginseng to provide information on its production and process.
In doing so, the RFID System offers trustful black gingers to customers.
Introduction Why GEUMSAN Black Ginseng?
(1) GEUMSAN is well known for clean water and air and as the origin of GORYEO Ginseng
       71.5% of its area is covered with mountains, and GEUMGANG River, also called 'Silk River', meanders through it.
(2) It formed the nation's largest production site of GAP ginseng
       It secures a great quantity of high-quality raw ginseng and thus raises the quality of black ginseng and lowers the cost.
(3) It has the nation's largest number of ginseng processors, 375.
       It secures raw ginseng at the nation's lowest price and has the special technology to prepare black ginseng, which leads to the production of high-quality black ginseng products.
“A 100-Year History of CultivationGEUMSAN, the Home of Ginseng-Full Devotion Moves Heaven, the Legend of Kang
NAMI, a small village in GEUMSAN County, South Korea, is the first place that ginseng was cultivated. In the village, a story has come down about a man whose name was Kang and who lived about 1,500 years ago. He lost his father at an early age, and moreover his mother had kept to her sickbed. Then, he entered a cavern in a mountain and began to pray that her mother would get well. One day, a guardian god appeared in his dream and ordered him to take a plant with three red berries on a red rock in that mountain and decoct it for his mother. After awaking from the dream, he went to the red rock. Then, he found a plant with three red berries. He dug it up, decocted it, and gave it his mother. Her illness was healed up. Kang planted its seeds in that village and became the first to succeed in artificial cultivation of ginseng. The name 'ginseng' means a human-shaped herb.
It is said that full devotion moves heaven. Kang's devotion led to taking a mysterious herb that cured his mother's illness. After that, he planted the seeds and became the first to succeed in artificial cultivation of ginseng.