Saturday, April 4, 2009

SuperFood: Cabbage!

Today's featured SuperFood is Cabbage!
Cabbage is an excellent source of:
  • Folate
  • Fiber
  • Vitamins B, C and E
  • Potassium
  • Beta-Carotine
  • Calcium

Sidekicks: Red Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Bok Choy

Cabbage has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, lower risk for heart disease and stroke, cut risk of cataracts, speed ulcer healing, inprove digestive health and reduce the risk of spina bifida.

Cabbage contains antioxidants which have been shown to reduce the risks especially of stomach, lung and colon cancer. Sauerkraut has especially been shown to improve digestion.

Of all cabbage varities, raw green cabbage contains the most folic acid and antioxidants. I love eating vinegar based slaw salads, or dinner salads bulked up with shredded cabbage. It's a great filler and it's very cheap!

The recipe I made tonight with cabbage is Mu Shu Vegetables.

Here are some other recipes containing cabbage: Jicama and Green Apple Slaw, Lowfat, No Mayo Coleslaw, Baked Eggrolls, Rice Noodle Slaw Salad Bowls, Asian Salad with Chicken Potstickers and Ginger Carrot Dressing, Stuffed Cabbage Stew, German Red Cabbage, Asian Cabbage Toss, Irish Chicken and Bacon with Cabbage

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