The red cabbage is a kind of cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, red kraut, or blue kraut after preparation. Its leaves are colored dark red/purple.
Cabbage (like cauliflower that is from Brassica Oleracea) is a leafy green with multiple colors i.e. red, purple, or even white. It is grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense leaved heads. It is very hard to trace the history of cabbage. However, it is believed that many cabbage varieties including some current ones were introduced in Germany, France, and other countries of Europe in 14th to 17th centuries. Ever since the use, as well as the demand for vital vegetables around the globe, is increasing day by day.
Season of cabbage:
Cabbage is produced during the first half as far as its biennial cycle is concerned. Its growth reaches the pinnacle in well-drained soil and maximum exposure to the sunlight. And soil having pH (6.0 – 6.8) is a perfect recipe for nourishment along with the temperature (04 -24) C. This vegetable has the maturity of almost 70 days or so of the planting, accordingly. September to October is the most ideal time for this particular vegetable to get it in the winter season.
Taste and uses of cabbage:
There are many varieties/cultivar groups for it. For instance, savoy is identified based on curly leaves and mild flavor. Spring green that are loose-headed and are sliced and steamed. Whereas red is pickling or stewing. According to an estimate, China makes 48% of the world’s total production of this vegetable.
By the way, people like to eat them roasted, grilled, boiled, fried, steamed, steamed, or even raw. Its use in the salad is very common. You would hardly find a salad not having cabbage as an ingredient. People also preserve them (by freezing for off-season use, etc.), or even cook in different recipes.
Nutrients check for cabbage:
Like traditional vegetables, cabbage is full of many minerals and vitamins. For example, an average size of it (100g) contains 25 Kcalories.
Vitamin K as 72% or more of DV (Daily Value) and Vitamin C 44% DV. It also has a very decent amount of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, zinc, and more.
Where can you buy cabbage from, while in UAE:
As mentioned above, cabbage is not a very commonly available vegetable in the world. However, you can still buy this amazing vegetable within UAE. You just need to contact Freshleaf. As Freshleaf is all committed to delivering a complete range of fresh & healthy, fruits and vegetables, those too at the most comparative prices, throughout UAE.