Cabbage is part of the Brassica vegetables. It grows throughout the year and has good shelf life.

Cabbage types were already known in the 8th century in Europe and today are grown in many varieties.  Cabbage is especially present in the kitchen during the winter and you can enjoy it in different ways: Raw, steamed, and rolled or as sauerkraut.  Even though raw cabbage is hard to digest, when it is blanched or frozen, it decreases its flatulence effect. White cabbage and red cabbage are both popular.

Season: Year round

Nutritional Value Table

per 100 g edible portion
Energy Nutrients Minerals Vitamins
24 kcal Protein 1.4 g Sodium 12 mg A 0 mg
100 kJ Fat 0.2 g Potassium 255 mg B1 0.04 mg
  Carbohydrates 4.2 g Calcium 45 mg B2 0.04 mg
  Dietary fibres 3 g Phosphorus 36 mg C 48 mg
    Magnesium 14 mg E 0.4 mg

Energy: 24 kcal, 100 kJ

Nutrients: Protein 1.4 g, Fat 0.2 g, Carbohydrates 4.2 g, Dietary fibres 3 g

Minerals: Sodium 12 mg, Potassium 255 mg, Calcium 45 mg, Phosphorus 36 mg, Magnesium 14 mg, Iron 1.7 mg

Vitamins: A 0 mg, B1 0.04 mg, B2 0.04 mg, C 48 mg, E 0.4 mg

Did you know...?

Cabbage is rich in vitamin C, potassium, calcium and dietary fibre. It contains a lot of glucosinolates which are beneficial and responsible for Brassica vegetables typical aroma. Red cabbage is high in antocyans, which also gives it its typical colour.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

A quarter of a cabbage head