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The effects of Backryeoncho (Opuntia ficus-indica var. saboten) powder addition (0, 0.4, 0.8, and 1.2%) on the pH, titratable acidity, lactic acid contents, microbial contents, texture, and sensory evaluation of cabbage Kimchi, stored at 10℃ for 36 days were studied to establish an optimum recipe. Upon addition of Backryeoncho powder, pH was higher than that of Kimchi without powder after 36 days of fermentation. The titratable acidity was increased by the addition of Backryeoncho powder, and 0.4% powder added Kimchi showed the slowest changing level. During the fermentation period, the degree of salinity decreased with the addition of powder from 2.52 to 2.19 to 2.10. The a value was higher in Kimchi with added Backryeoncho powder in a dose-dependent manner compared with control Kimchi. The cutting force and compression force were higher during the fermentation period, and especially addition of 0.4% powder showed the highest value of hardness. The addition of powder slowed growth of lactic acid bacteria as compared with the control samples. In the sensory evaluation of overall taste, 0.4% addition of powder improved the quality of Kimchi. Therefore, addition of 0.4% Backryeoncho powder apears to be an acceptable approach to enhance the quality of Kimchi without reducing acceptability.