Cabbage

Cabbage is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables and is related to broccoli and kale. It can come in either green or red/purple varieties and is extremely low in calories, but high in nutritional and health benefits.

 

  • 31 calories / 100g
  • 88% water

 

Great source of:

  • Vitamins A, B6, C &K
  • Calcium
  • Folate (B9)
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Dietary fibre
  • Antioxidants

 

Cabbage (red, in particular) may:

  • Boost the immune system.
  • Reduce inflammation and arthritic pain.
  • Support healthy bone development & reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Prevent degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease & Parkinson’s disease.
  • Strengthen gut health, particularly when fermented (eg: kimchi).
  • Reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.
  • Prevent macular degeneration.
  • Assist in the repair of wounds & injuries.
  • Prevent colon cancer.