Learn how to work this healthy head into your next meal
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Cabbage is available all year long
Cut & clean
Wash cabbage before using and cut into wedges, leaving some of the center core attached to the
sections to keep it from falling apart during cooking.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin
A versatile vegetable
Cabbage has been used for centuries, cooked in
stews and soups or raw in delicious cole slaws.
Also indexed as: Napa Cabbage, Pe-Tsai Cabbage, Red Cabbage,
Preparation, uses, and tips
Wash cabbage just before using. To steam cabbage, cut it into wedges, leaving some of the
center core attached to the sections to keep it from falling apart during cooking. Stew with
onions and potatoes, or thinly slice it and sauté in a
little olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
Cabbage may also be cut in fine shreds and used raw in salads, or in stir-fry dishes.
Cabbages range in color from pale green to purple-red, and have dense, compact heads with
smooth, tightly packed, waxy leaves. Savoy cabbage has leaves that are brighter green and
crinkled, while ruby red to purple colored leaves distinguish red cabbage. Chinese cabbage,
such as Pe-Tsai, grows in an elongated form with tightly wrapped, pale-green leaves. However,
the Napa variety is more barrel-shaped with yellowish-green leaves. They are all
Cabbage (raw, shredded), 1 cup (100g)
Total Fat: 0.19g
*Excellent source of: Vitamin C (22.5mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good
source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily