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.

Red and Chinese cabbage Waldorf salad with Veganaise via @rikamaris

Roasted sweet potato, avocado, ancient grains cabbage cups with sweet peanut sauce via @melaniekatz_

Cabbage steaks with olive oil and smoked paprika powder via @ragnevark

Slow cooked cabbage and potatoes with olive oil, black pepper, and thyme via @kkostbar

Braised red cabbage with apple and onion via @greenhealthycooking

Apple, sparkling wine, and red cabbage via @gingerbychoice

Radicchio, yellow pepper, carrots, watermelon radish, and red cabbage salad via @balancingedgesk8

Carrot, onion, and green cabbage pancakes via @budgetbytes