As health experts continue to advise us to eat more leafy greens, we’re here to remind you that Cabbage is an easy way to consume more greens while also eating harmoniously with the seasons. Eating in season offers a higher density of nutrients in your food as these foods are picked fresh in season and… Read More »
As health experts continue to advise us to eat more leafy greens, we’re here to remind you that Cabbage is an easy way to consume more greens while also eating harmoniously with the seasons. Eating in season offers a higher density of nutrients in your food as these foods are picked fresh in season and don’t have to be stored or travel long distances to your table. Continue reading our short blog to learn all about the layers of leafy possibilities found in the simple Cabbage.
Cabbage is a low profile vegetable that belongs to the cole crops or brassicas family meaning it’s related to broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and kale. It is potentially one of the oldest vegetables said to have been cultivated nearly 4,000 years ago and was most likely domesticated and brought to Europe around 1000 BC. China and India are thought to be the top consumers of cabbage today and cabbage is considered to be Russia’s national food.
Loaded with vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay in balance. This veggie is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, & polyphenols and is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber which has been shown to keep your digestive system healthy and provide beneficial bacteria in your gut.
Grown in a variety of shapes and colors including purple, red, white and green this vegetable has been featured in various cuisines around the world. Usually taking a back seat to many dishes, it is time for cabbages benefits to be celebrated as an affordable, highly nutritious and versatile vegetable that fills you up and can keep you healthy. Experimenting with cabbage can be very rewarding as it can be eaten raw or cooked, added to soups, stews, salads & slaws, pickled or fermented into sauerkraut & kimchi. Begin highlighting this vegetable on your dinner plate and start amping up flavor and nutrition by grilling cabbage wedges for a main dish or using the leaves as a wrap for fish, meat or rice. Once you discover the many ways to incorporate cabbage into your diet you will realize the flavor possibilities are endless.
Want to learn more? Try making this recipe which includes cooked cabbage especially crafted by our culinary and educational specialist.
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