Cabbage is one of my favourite vegetables, it is so versatile and budget friendly especially now (beginning of 2016) when the price of vegetables has skyrocketed! Not only that, there are several varieties and colours to choose from, including green, purple and white, Napa, Savoy, Bok Choy to name a few, so you never get bored! From making a salad to a main dish or side, there are so many delicious cabbage recipes to choose from. I find I am including this wonderful cruciferous counterpart in several of my weekly meals! The cabbage is part of the Brassica plant family which include cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale and broccoli. Cabbage in particular provides very unique health benefits and I will discuss some of those in this post.
- Cabbage has some of the highest amounts of the most powerful antioxidants found in cruciferous vegetables – phytonutrients that aid in the fight against cancer by stimulating detoxifying enzymes. Research has shown these compounds protect against several types of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Continue reading