Green, red, kale, Savoy, Napa or Chinese, cabbage is a versatile food that is easy to fall in love with. We love it for its crunchy texture and slightly spicy and sweet taste, but also for its remarkable nutritional value. Discover the virtues of this vegetable that will surely colour your plates, especially on cold winter days!
A highly nutritious food
A member of the cruciferous family, like cauliflower and broccoli, cabbage is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables since it was already being consumed during the Neolithic Era. Without having analyzed its vitamin content, our ancestors understood that it was a very nutritious vegetable!
Regardless of its colour, cabbage is high in vitamin K, which plays a role in the blood clotting process. It is also rich in fibre, which is essential for good intestinal health and lowering bad blood cholesterol levels.
It is also a source of vitamin C and antioxidants, which help fight the development of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Cabbage also contains sulphur, a mineral with antibacterial properties that contributes to hair and nail health as well as the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus into the bones.
Lastly, boiled red cabbage is a good source of iron, manganese, vitamin B1 and vitamin B6.
Incorporating cabbage into your diet
Available almost year-round at the grocery store, cabbage can be easily incorporated into meals, raw, cooked or shredded. Florette’s traditional Coleslaw mix can be complemented with a salad dressing and added to a hot dog or sautéed with onion and soy sauce to make a side dish with Asian flavours.
Florette salad kits with pre-cut and pre-washed ingredients, such as the Country Dijon kit and the Salsa Ranch kit, allow you to enhance the nutritional value of your meal in a snap on busy weeknights. As for the Berry Beet kit or Beet & Kale mix, they will enhance your tuna or chicken wraps as well as your smoothies!
Cooking cabbage is easy, and it’s a way to show your loved ones that you care about their health!