Health Benefits of Cabbage

Cabbage has always been one of my favorite leafy vegetables, as a kid I helped my father plant and care for cabbages, after he immigrated to the UK I continued to grow cabbages, until I to Immigrated to England.in 1962. Luckily for me, cabbage can be bought almost anywhere and at any time of the year.

You can purchase cabbage leafy green, red, or white,

Origin

Non heading Cabbage was cultivated in North China since 4000 BC; they were also consumed by the Celts of central and western Europe and Mesopotamia.

Cabbage as we know it was introduced in the west 3000 years ago, The vegetable was cultivated by the Egyptians around 305 BC, during the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Headed cabbage first appeared in England during the 14th century.

The Biggest producers of cabbage

China

Russia-the the biggest cabbage consuming country in the world

India,

Japan

South Korea

Indonesia

Ukraine

Poland

Romania

USA – Cabbage is grown throughout the USA, the bulk comes from California, Wisconsin, New York, Florida, and Texas.

All Caribbean countries grow cabbage for local consumption and some may export small quantities to other Caribbean Islands

Caribbean production.

Countries- Tons

Antigua & Barbuda- 131

Bahamas. 1,342

Barbados 294 tons

Belize. 1,539

Dominica-. 790

Grenada. 203

Guyana. 2,255

Haiti. 1.3.000

Jamaica 34,584- the largest Caribbean producer and exporter

Montserrat. 219

St Kitts & Nevis. 68.

St. Lucia. 460.

St.Vincent ??

Suriname . 1,021

Trinidad &Tobago; . 336

There might be some small trading between the different Islands. Some Caribbean countries also import vegetables from the USA, mainly Florida.

Cabbage is not normally recognized as a health food, but it is low in calories, rich in nutrients.vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a very healthy food that can be added to your diet in many ways.

It is often used for constipation, headaches, jaundice, scurvy, skin disorder, obesity, delay rheumatism, gout, eye disorders, Alzheimers and heart disease.

Health Benefits

Protein

fiber

vitamins

K. Excellent source, critical for blood clotting.

C

B6.

A. ( low )

Iron. ( low )

Riboflavin

Folate

manganese

calcium

potassium

magnesium.

2. May help reduce chronic inflammation

3. Helps improve digestion ; keeps the system healthy by promoting regular bowel movements.

It is often used for constipation, headaches, jaundice, scurvy, skin disorder, obesity, delay rheumatism, gout, eye disorders, Alzheimers and, heart disease

4. May help reduce the risk of heart disease

5. May help lower blood sugar levels

May help lower cholesterol levels, -good source of soluble fiber and plant sterols

Has anticancer properties.

Protects from radiation

weight loss

prevent cataract

hair care

skin care

Improve bones

promotes bone health

reduces muscle pain

speeds up healing

combats premature aging

Cabbage has also been used o treat leg ulcers, peptic and duodenal ulcers and varicose veins

“Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food”.( attributed to Hippocrates, but according to Diana Cardenas in 2013 is still uncertain)

Cabbage can help you live a longer and healthier life.

Side effects to be aware of

food borne illness

iodine intake

bloating

goiter

drop in blood sugar levels

diarrhea

colic

flatulence

healthline.com

organic facts.com

I am not a Scientist, Doctor, or Care giver, this information is the result of careful Online research. When I am not researching, I am carving wood.

For further information on cabbage see- healthline.com, agrifacts.net, or Google -health benefits of cabbage

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