Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cabbage Anyone?


Nutrients: 1 cup shredded cabbage has 18 calories, 2 g fiber, 43% DV vitamin C, 8% DV folate

Health benefits: Cabbage is one of the highest sources of glucosinolates, compounds found to inhibit tumor growth. Specifically, lower rates of colorectal, prostate, lung, breast and ovarian cancers have been found in those who eat the most cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage.

Quick-prep ideas: Combine shredded red and green cabbage with lemon juice, olive oil, and your favorite spices for a healthier version of traditional coleslaw.
Or saute shredded cabbage in olive oil until soft and translucent. Next remove from heat and top with chopped, toasted walnuts and sesame seeds.

What to look for: Firm, dense cabbage heads with crisp, shiny leaves. Should have no cracks or bruises.

Where primarily grown: New York, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, California

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