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,
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
Russia-the the biggest cabbage consuming country in the world
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
Antigua & Barbuda- 131
Barbados 294 tons
Jamaica 34,584- the largest Caribbean producer and exporter
St Kitts & Nevis. 68.
St. Lucia. 460.
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.
K. Excellent source, critical for blood clotting.
A. ( low )
Iron. ( low )
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
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
drop in blood sugar levels
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