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Cabbage

Also Known As : Bandh gobhi
Technical Name : Brassica oleracea

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is bitter; savory when cooked.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be used raw or cooked in dishes.
  2. Cabbage leaves are also used as a wrap for other foods.

Common names and forms

  1. Fresh cabbage

Description

Cabbage is derived from wild cabbage and is related to broccoli and cauliflower. It is available in green, purple and white colours. Smooth leaves and firm-headedness are the main characteristics of cabbage. It is a multi-layered vegetable.

Health benefits

  • Cabbage can effectively help to lower cholestrol level in human body.(1)
  • It is a rich source of vitamin K which plays an important role in blood clotting (When clump of blood change from a liquid to a gel or semi-solid form).(1)
  • Potassium present in cabbage helps to excrete excess sodium through urine.(1)
  • It contains compounds called anthocyanins, which reduces the risk of heart disease.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants that may help to reduce inflammation.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose fresh, compact, firm, medium sized and heavy head cabbages.

Note

Overconsumption of cabbage might cause hypothyroidism (A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone).(2)

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