Happy National Cabbage Day! This day is celebrated to thank farmers for giving us another nutrition-packed vegetable, cabbage! From the French caboche, meaning head, cabbage comes in a variety of forms. The cabbage family is quite varied and includes brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, kohlrabi, and kale. When selecting a cabbage, the head should be firm and dense. The fibrous leaves of a healthy cabbage should be shiny and crisp with no browning or bruising.
Cabbage is versatile and can be eaten raw, steamed, or sautéd. A popular ingredient in Asian, German, Irish, and Latin recipes, it’s a culturally diverse food. Having low calories (6 per leaf) makes cabbage a popular diet food as well. It has no fat or cholesterol, is low in sodium and carbs, and is a good source of Vitamin C.
Celebrate by enjoying some delicious cabbage for dinner tonight! No matter how you celebrate, be sure to invite someone to join you. Share your delicious creations with friends and family.
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