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.
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.