If your lunch or dinner options are in desperate need of color, consider adding cabbage to your next shopping list.
This vegetable, which belongs to the Brassica genus, is available in a variety of colors and can be found in a ton of recipes such as salads, sauerkraut, kimchi, and coleslaw.
It’s even chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
A single cup (89 grams) of raw green cabbage contains:
- Calories: 22
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin K: 85% RDI
- Vitamin C: 54% RDI
- Folate: 10% RDI
- Manganese: 7% RDI
- Vitamin B-6: 6% RDI
- Calcium: 4% RDI
- Potassium: 4% RDI
- Magnesium: 3% RDI
Cabbage has also been linked to a number of health benefits. It may help with:
- reducing chronic inflammation
- improving digestion
- lowering your cholesterol levels
It’s even been suggested that red cabbage can help keep your heart healthy thanks to anthocyanins — a powerful plant pigment that gives this vegetable its purple hue. Studies have found a link between people who eat foods high in anthocyanins and a reduced risk of heart disease.
So if you’re keen to include cabbage in your next meal, get chopping, dicing, and shredding with these eight yummy recipes we found on Instagram.