Geek talkBrassica Oleracea

But we talkcol(Spanish), gōbhī (Hindi), muttaikocu (Tamil)

DescriptionThe cuteness of this vegetables is best expressed by "Mon petit chou", it’s a phrase used by French for centuries to show their endearment to their children’s and it means “my little cabbage” [1]!!! Cabbage is a round shaped vegetable with multiple layers of its leaf. It derived its name from the French word “caboche”, a colloquial term for "head."[2]

It belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables and is related to kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts. There are three major types of cabbage: green, red, and Savoy. The green and red cabbage has smooth-textured leaves while the Red cabbage has leaves that are either crimson or purple with white veins running through it. [3]

Cabbage is comparatively an expensive vegetable but it is one of richest in terms of protective vitamins. It is widely consumed in salads as well. Hailed as a cancer inhibitor, cabbage also improves the immune system, protects against harmful bacteria, soothes ulcers, and improves circulation. [4]

Native to Europe, Cabbage is majorly produced in Asia and Europe. Almost 80% of the world total production comes from these two continents. [5] 

Kitchen Pharmacy:
  • Fresh cabbage is an excellent source of natural antioxidant, vitamin C, it helps the body to develop a resistance against infectious agents and pro-inflammatory free radicals. [6]
  • Cabbage is very rich in fiber, it helps to retain water and form the bulk of the food and the bowels. Thus it is a good cure for constipation and related problems. [7]
  • Cabbage is rich is sulphur and it is a very useful nutrient as it fights infections. [7]
  • Cabbage is also rich in iodine that helps in proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system, apart from keeping the endocrinal glands in proper condition. [7]
Nutrition: 1 Medium Size Cabbage contains

Origin: Mediterranean

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