Red cabbage

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04.11.2019   |     0

Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, is a cruciferous vegetable. Its color may vary from purple to reddish, but it depends on the area in which it is grown. It is believed that the red cabbage originated in the Mediterranean. This type of cabbage is less prone to pests and diseases.  It is also more tolerant of winter frosts. Compared to white cabbage, red is drier, but rich in nutrients and vitamins.

Red cabbage
Red cabbage

What does red cabbage contain?

Red cabbage contains 85% of the daily intake of vitamin C. It is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, provitamin A, vitamin H, vitamin K, vitamins B-B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9 , iron, protein, iodine, sodium, potassium, magnesium, carotene, ascorbic acid, etc. It contains anthocyanin, which is a pigment in the flavonoid group.
The presence of vitamins C, E, A keeps the skin hydrated, smooth, supple, natural and radiant. Red cabbage increases collagen formation.

Red cabbage
Red cabbage

Interestingly, in ancient Rome, red cabbage juice was used to treat lung disease, and for the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis. The juice is still used today.

The benefits of regular consumption of red cabbage

It improves digestion. Juice is also very useful in treating gastric ulcers. It also improves heart health. Cabbage juice helps in the formation of red blood cells.

Interestingly, it has a beneficial effect on the bones, making them healthy and strong, thanks to the available Vitamin K, fights inflammation and arthritis, and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Fibers in red cabbage prevent the so-called “bad cholesterol” from doubling.

On the other hand, its antioxidants break down fat and provide more energy. An extremely useful property of red cabbage is that it boosts the immune system. Its regular consumption helps to control blood sugar levels due to its natural insulin content.

Red cabbage is suitable for people suffering from hypertension as it helps to lower blood pressure. Using this vegetable in women’s foods reduces the risk of breast cancer 2 times.

These are just a few of the so-called beneficial properties that regular cabbage consumption can bring us. In combination with other tasty vegetables, you can opt for a fresh salad suitable for a light dinner or experiment with a variety of delicious and healthy recipes.

Consume with love!


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