Cabbage – Green or Red – Not Just For The Germans And Russians Any More

Cabbage and other garden fresh Cole (cruciferous) vegetables will soon be found in abundance at supermarkets and farmers markets.
Source: What’s New and Beneficial About Cabbage has more information about cabbage than almost any of us care to know. Cabbage and all of it’s relatives, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli, Kale, Bok Choy. All the cruciferous vegetables are tasty as well as healthy for you foods.

The main consideration when cooking any of the cruciferous vegetables is Do Not over cook them. They should not be cooked until they turn to mush! Blanching, broiling or steaming are good ways to cook cruciferous vegetables like cabbage. They should retain their crunchy texture. It may take as little as 5 to 8 minutes cooking time for cruciferous vegetables. Don’t Over Cook Them!

Source: Cook Cabbage Irish Style Potatoes and cabbage are probably the two vegetables Ireland is most famous for. Irish {style} cabbage is boiled and shredded and served with melting butter. Cabbage cooks quickly, adjust cooking time to insure you Do Not Over Cook your cabbage.

Source: Baked cabbage This method is a good way to serve your cabbage either the red or green types or both! I use very little salt when cooking and found this recipe I can have a really tasty, salt free cabbage dish. The only thing I do different is I cut the cooking time way back. Don’t Over Cook your cabbage. This method also works very well using Brussels sprouts cut in half.

Source: Fried Cabbage Stop making that ugly face! Try it, I am convinced that you will fall in love with fried cabbage. Frying allows you to alter the cabbage taste a bit as well as adding other healthy foods to your cabbage dish. A world without bacon and cabbage would be a dull tasteless place..

Nutrients in Cabbage
1.00 cup raw (70.00 grams)
Nutrient……….Daily Value
vitamin ……….K66.5%
vitamin ……….C42.7%
folate ………..7.5%
fiber …………7%
manganese ……..5.5%
molybdenum …….4.6%
vitamin B6 …….4.5%
tryptophan …….3.1%
calcium ……….2.8%
vitamin B12 ……6%
Calories (17)

Australia, New Zealand and other far, far away places.
As a reminder to my friends South of the Equator It will soon be the time to plant this years Cole vegetables. Don’t be shy, tell us how and what vegetables you have planted and from time to time update us on your gardens progress.

Not from the USA. Please leave me comment about your home town and country.

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7 responses to “Cabbage – Green or Red – Not Just For The Germans And Russians Any More

  1. I was going to start a fall garden this year but with the drought and the 100 degree temps untill this week, I decided against it. It is finally raining and cooling off but too late to plant before frost if other years are an example.
    Enjoy your blog


    • Re: jsnapp62 – This may or may not be useful to you.
      Texas A&M university said “Colder temperatures (26-31 degrees F.) may burn foliage but will not kill broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, lettuce, mustard, onion, radish.
      Cold weather champs(can survive) temperatures as low as 10 degrees, are beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, collards, kale, parsley, spinach and , and turnip.
      Happy Fall / Winter gardening.


  2. Cooking red cabbage got me banned from the kitchen years ago. I am now allowed back in with supervision. I was making a quick lunch with Top Ramen. To add some nutrition (Top Ramen begs that question!) I would add some frozen vegetables, or whatever I found pieces of in the veggie drawer. That day I found a few slices left of red cabbage. After dropping these into the water, the whole pot turned turquoise blue! It tased fine, but did look like I had poured Tidy-Bowl into my soup. 🙂


  3. Great post– I will give those recipies a try! Another good use for cabbage–make your own sauerkraut!


    • Re: drkatesnaturalblog – Thanks for taking time to visit my tiny blog.
      I’m not a big fan of sauerkraut, but with that said, fresh home made wins hands down to that caned supermarket cabbage they call sauerkraut!
      Happy Fall gardening


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