Health Benefits of Cabbage

Fresh, dark green-leafy cabbage is incredibly nutritious; but very low in fat and calories; 100 g of leaves provide just 25 calories. it is an excellent source of natural antioxidant, vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin k , also contains a adequate amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.

The vegetable is a storehouse of phyto-chemicals like thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane, and isothiocyanates. These compounds are powerful antioxidants and known to help protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels in the blood.


Use cabbage while farm fresh to get its maximum health benefits. However, it can be stored inside the refrigerator for few days for later use.


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