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Cabbage: Versatile and Delicious Cancer-Fighter

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A cabbage for every occasion:

Each type of cabbage has its own unique flavor and nutrient profile, but all contain the cancer-fighting glucosinolates and good levels of vitamin C and K.

1. Green Cabbage

This is the most common cabbage variety. Pale in color and with tight leaves, it is great for slaws, salads and stir-fries.
Varieties include: Grenadier, Charmant, and January King.

2. Savoy Cabbage (Curly cabbage)

Savoy cabbage has looser, crinkled leaves. It is a great addition to your regular green salad, or as the wrapping for a raw burrito.
Varieties: Salarite, Savonarch, Promasa and Wivoy.

3. Napa Cabbage (Chinese cabbage)

This popular cabbage has light green, narrow, crinkled leaves. The leaves are more delicate than green cabbage and thus cook much faster. It is delicious in salads, curries or just very lightly steamed.

4. Bok Choy

Bok Choy has dark green leaves and white stems and a much different shape then the cabbage you may be used to. Wonderful both raw and cooked, the stems have a sweet flavor when fresh. Other varities: Michihli, Pe-Tsai, Tai-sai, Lei-choi and Pakchoi.

5. Red Cabbage

If I had named this group of cabbages I probably would have called them purple cabbage rather than red, but don’t let the color deter you. You can use red cabbage in pretty much the same way as the common green cabbage and it has a higher lever of protective phytonutrients than its green counterpart. Other varieties of red cabbage: Meteor, Red Rodan, Ruby Ball and Scarlet O’Hara.

6. Brussels Sprouts

Yes, Brussels Sprouts are a variety of cabbage, albeit a tiny one. Perfect for a light steam with a savory sauce. Don’t let their bad reputation among children deter you — they are delish!

Next: Arame & Cabbage Salad MmmmmmmMmmmmmmMmmm!


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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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3:02AM PST on Jan 11, 2014

I am dreadfully thankful to all of your team for sharing such motivating information.
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9:28AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

Love it all!

11:59PM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Added to fav!

11:58PM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Thank you Alisa...!

12:27AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

We like cabbage at our house, even steamed Brussels sprouts. Off to the recipe place to post extras there.

8:43PM PST on Nov 16, 2011

love cabbage thank-you!

6:27AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

I didn't realize there were so different types of cabbage. Very interesting article. Thanks for the recipe!

4:18PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

I love fresh veggie stir fries. I didn't know cabbage was a good addition. I will start using tonight!

11:18AM PST on Nov 7, 2011

New recipes now up!

9:18PM PST on Nov 6, 2011

Hooray cabbage! Thanks for the informative article and the recipe.

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