Mar 20, 2012

Korea FDC on "50th Anniversary of Korea - Colombia Diplomatic Relations"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

South Korea

50th Anniversary of Korea - Colombia Diplomatic Relations

Date of Issue : 9 March 2012

Stamp Design :
- Korea's ginseng and Colombia's coffee

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Colombia.

Ginseng, which is native to Korea, is a perennial plant. It grows to a height of approximately 60 cm and bears red or yellow fruits. Korean Ginseng, is called "Insam," in Korean because it is shaped like a person, with "In" meaning a person and "sam" ginseng. Korean Ginseng contains many different kinds of saponin and the content of each different saponin is evenly distributed. In addition, ginseng is known to have a superb efficacy in enhancing immunity, recovery from fatigue, blood flow, and memory.

The evergreen coffee shrub grows to a height of 3~5 m and about 3 years after planting, bears red or yellow fruits. The seed remaining after the coffee fruit is peeling is called the green bean, which is roasted to make coffee beans that can be brewed in a beverage. The Colombian coffee is grown by farmers called Cafetero, raised under the Andes Mountains.

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