Cabbage

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) is a round vegetable with layers of leaves composing its structure. Depending on variety the outer leaves of the cabbage can be dark green or purple, and turn white as they get closer to the core.

Health Benefits of Cabbage

  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
  • Cabbage is known to contain powerful antioxidants which can help reduce the risk of cancer, and breast cancer in particular. Cabbage also contains an amino acid called glutamine which is highly anti-inflammatory and effective in treating peptic acid ulcers.
    *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Cabbage, and may not necessarily be related to Cabbage.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Cabbage + Complete Nutrition Facts

Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin C | Vitamin K | Calcium | Dietary Fiber | Manganese | Potassium |

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Nutrition Facts
Cabbage raw                   
Serving Size 100g
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.034g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 18mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.8g2%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5g10%
    Sugar 3.2g~
Protein 1.3g~
Vitamin A2%Vitamin C61%
Calcium4%Iron3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 98IU2%
    Retinol equivalents 5μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 33μg~
    Beta-carotene 42μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 36.6mg61%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.15mg1%
Vitamin K 76μg95%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.061mg4%
Riboflavin 0.04mg2%
Niacin 0.234mg1%
Pantothenic acid 0.212mg2%
Vitamin B6 0.124mg6%
Folate 43μg11%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 43μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 43μg~
Choline 10.7mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 30μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.47mg3%
Magnesium 12mg3%
Phosphorus 26mg3%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 170mg5%
Zinc 0.18mg1%
Copper 0.019mg1%
Manganese 0.16mg8%
Selenium 0.3μg0%
Water 92.18g~
Ash 0.64g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio~
Total Omega 3s0mg
18D3 Linolenic0mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s17mg
18D217mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic0mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 22mg3%
Isoleucine 30mg2%
Leucine 41mg2%
Lysine 44mg2%
Methionine 12mg2%
Phenylalanine 32mg4%
Threonine 35mg3%
Tryptophan 11mg4%
Valine 42mg2%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
1.25%
Percent Water Composition 92.2%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.22

More information on Cabbage

How to choose Cabbage: Look for cabbages that have smooth, shiny, leaves. Avoid any cabbages with wilted leaves or black discolorations.

Climate and origin: The current origin of cabbage is unknown, though it is thought to be from Europe. Thriving in colder temperatures, cabbage is grown in temperate climates.

Taste: Cabbage has an earthy taste and crunchy texture when raw.

Substitutes with more vitamins: Brussels Sprouts

Miscellaneous information: In old European medicine cabbage leaves were applied to areas of the body to treat acute inflammation. The Romans thought highly of cabbage and considered it to be a panacea, capable of healing many ills.

Similar tasting produce: Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Broccoli, Collard Greens

Recipes using Cabbage: Spicy Lentil Cabbage



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