Cabbage – hate it or love it…

Hate it or love it, the fact is that cabbage is a vegetable everyone should eat to stay healthy!

Cabbage is one of the few vegetables that I hated as a kid, but have learned to love as an adult. I’m not sure why I didn’t like it, but it may have something to do with the awful smell that wafted through the kitchen whenever my mum boiled it.

As a mother, I’ve come to realise how important cabbage is to my family’s health and have discovered some great recipes, in particular my Cabbage and Potato Bake, Rainbow Coleslaw and baked Bussell Sprouts with bacon and sage that all my family love and you can find on the Recipe Finder menu.

Cabbage is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the “Brassica” family. It has many health benefits and is known for its special cholesterol-lowering factors when steamed. Savoy cabbage in particular appears to be an especially good source of sinigrin. Sinigrin is one of the cabbage glucosinolates that has received special attention in cancer prevention research. In a recent study, short-cooked and raw cabbage were shown to have cancer-preventive benefits.

The great thing about cabbage is that it’s not only good for you, but it’s also inexpensive, always available and can be eaten raw or cooked. So, why not add the health benefits of cabbage into your family’s diet by trying out some of the delicious cabbage recipes on the Recipe Finder menu option above.