CABBAGE : ALL about Cabbage ( recipes included)

Publié le par Isabella-Vegan-♥

The cabbage is a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea Linne (Capitata Group) of the Family Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae), and is used as a leafy green vegetable. It is a herbaceous, biennial, dicotyledonous flowering plant distinguished by a short stem upon which is crowded a mass of leaves, usually green but in some varieties red or purplish, which while immature form a characteristic compact, globular cluster (cabbagehead).

The plant is also called head cabbage or heading cabbage, and in Scotland a bowkail, from its rounded shape. The Scots call its stalk a castock, and the British occasionally call its head a loaf ]. It is in the same genus as the turnip – Brassica rapa L.

Cabbage leaves often display a delicate, powdery, waxy coating called bloom. The sharp or bitter taste sometimes present in cabbage is due to glucosinolate(s). Cabbages are also a good source of riboflavin.

***

Medicinal properties

Cabbage, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 103 kJ (25 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.8 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 1.28 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.061 mg (5%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.040 mg (3%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.234 mg (2%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.212 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.124 mg (10%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 53 μg (13%)
Vitamin C 36.6 mg (61%)
Calcium 40 mg (4%)
Iron 0.47 mg (4%)
Magnesium 12 mg (3%)
Phosphorus 26 mg (4%)
Potassium 170 mg (4%)
Zinc 0.18 mg (2%)
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

 

Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C. It also contains significant amounts of glutamine, an amino acid which has anti-inflammatory properties. Cabbage can also be included in dieting programs, as it is a low calorie food.

It is a source of indole-3-carbinol, or I3C, a compound used as an adjuvant therapy for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, a disease of the head and neck caused by human papillomavirus (usually types 6 and 11) that causes growths in the airway that can lead to death.

In European folk medicine, cabbage leaves are used to treat acute inflammation. A paste of raw cabbage may be placed in a cabbage leaf and wrapped around the affected area to reduce discomfort. Some claim it is effective in relieving painfully engorged breasts in breastfeeding women.

Fresh cabbage juice has been shown to promote rapid healing of peptic ulcers

***cabbage contains __vitamin K,

More on this link :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabbage

Cabbage, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 103 kJ (25 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.8 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 1.28 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.061 mg (5%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.040 mg (3%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.234 mg (2%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.212 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.124 mg (10%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 53 μg (13%)
Vitamin C 36.6 mg (61%)
Calcium 40 mg (4%)
Iron 0.47 mg (4%)
Magnesium 12 mg (3%)
Phosphorus 26 mg (4%)
Potassium 170 mg (4%)

 

 

Cabbage, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 103 kJ (25 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.8 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 1.28 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.061 mg (5%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.040 mg (3%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.234 mg (2%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.212 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.124 mg (10%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 53 μg (13%)
Vitamin C 36.6 mg (61%)
Calcium 40 mg (4%)
Iron 0.47 mg (4%)
Magnesium 12 mg (3%)
Phosphorus 26 mg (4%)
Potassium 170 mg (4%)

 

Italian : CAVOLO

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavolo

*****

more about  Cabbage and the medicinal uses and benefits :

http://www.asianonlinerecipes.com/vegetables-guide/cabbage-medicinal-benefits.php

*****

Cabbage was popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. An early Roman medicinal preperation blended lard with the ashes of burnt cabbage to make an ointment for disinfecting wounds. Throughout history, the Asian diet has been rich and abundant in cabbage and its various varieties. Epidemiological studies have found that men living in China and Japan experience a much lower rate of prostate cancer than their American counterparts. Similar data has been uncovered regarding breast cancer rates among women.

from : http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Health-Benefits-of-Cabbage&id=78014

*****

Recent research has greatly advanced scientists' understanding of just how Brassica family vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts may help prevent colon cancer. When these vegetables are cut, chewed or digested, a sulfur-containing compound called sinigrin is brought into contact with the enzyme myrosinase, resulting in the release of glucose and breakdown products, including highly reactive compounds called isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates, which include sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, and are not only potent inducers of the liver's Phase II enzymes, which detoxify carcinogens, but research recently conducted at the Institute for Food Research in the U.K. shows one of these compounds, allyl isothicyanate, also inhibits mitosis (cell division) and stimulates apoptosis (programmed cell death) in human tumor cells.

from : http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=19

*****

Brocoli:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broccoli

__Broccoli evolved from a wild cabbage plant on the continent of Europe. Indications point to the vegetable being known of 2,000 years ago. Since the Roman Empire, broccoli has been considered a uniquely valuable food among Italians.

Broccoli was first introduced to the United States by these immigrants, but had not become widely known until the 1920s.

******************************************************************************************************************************

*RECIPES : 3

1   Cabbage-Radish Slaw With Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette /suitable for a kosher diet:

 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/dining/252krex.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=&st=nyt

2/ Greens and Red Cabbage Gratin

About this recipe: INSTEAD eggs i put tofu and NO CHEESE ( no gruyère) + I  put on top :sesame seeds or other kind of seeds :)

Like blueberries, red cabbage contains anthocyanins, phytochemicals that some experts believe may have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The nutritional attributes of red cabbage don’t just come from the anthocyanins. All vegetables in the cabbage family — the brassicas, also known as cruciferous vegetables — also are packed with sulfur compounds that may help protect the body.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/health/nutrition/01recipehealth.html?ref=nutrition

3/

Braised Red Cabbage With Apples

 

Cabbage, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 103 kJ (25 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.8 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 1.28 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.061 mg (5%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.040 mg (3%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.234 mg (2%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.212 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.124 mg (10%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 53 μg (13%)
Vitamin C 36.6 mg (61%)
Calcium 40 mg (4%)
Iron 0.47 mg (4%)
Magnesium 12 mg (3%)
Phosphorus 26 mg (4%)
Potassium 170 mg (4%)

This is an adaptation of a classic cabbage dish .The cabbage cooks for a long time, until it is very tender and sweet.  to serve this with bulgur, brown rice or as a side dish with just about anything. You can halve the quantities if you don’t want to make such a large amount. the recipe here:

RECIPE :

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/health/nutrition/02recipehealth.html?ref=health

= Braised Red Cabbage With Apples

******

 

 

 

Publié dans SANTE-HEALTH

Commenter cet article