# Why is Mina so tasty ? part 1 : Kimchi

This post explores the zero knowledge proof system that Mina uses to create zkSNARKS, I do assume some knowledge of zero knowledge proofs, if this area is new to you, please read some of our introductory articles such as

A gentle introduction to zero knowledge proofs, or our guide to using Zokrates. I have tried to explain the concepts here with using mathematical formulae.

Mina have a proof system that creates recursive proofs called Pickles, which relies on a protocol called Kimchi to produce the proofs, it is Kimchi that we will look…