Cabbage - Health Benefits of Cabbage Diet
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
Family Name : Cruciferae
Cabbage is a hardy vegetable that grows especially well in fertile soils. There are various shades of green available, as well as red or purple types. Head shape varies from the standard round to flattened or pointed. Most varieties have smooth leaves, but the Savoy types have crinkly textured leaves.
Cabbage is among the important vegetables. It is grown almost all over the world. It is an excellent muscle builder and cleanser. It differs in shape, size and color depending on the climate the area where it is grown.
Origin and Distribution
Its cultivation is known from ancient times and it originated in Europe. It was regarded as an important vegetable by Greeks and Romans. The major areas of cultivation are northern India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South America, Africa & Philippines.
Properties of cabbage
Bitter, stomachic, cardiotonic, antigout, anti-rheumatic, diuretic, laxative, anthelmintic.
Forms of Use :- As salad, as vegetable and in the form of juice.
Food Value of cabbage
Cabbage is valued for its mineral, vitamins content and alkaline nature. It is also used as salad and eating it raw is much more beneficial than cooking in which useful nutrients are almost minimized or lost. The raw cabbage is also easily digestible than the cooked one (longer it is cooked, less digestible it becomes).
Analysis of cabbage gives the following composition:
Cabbage Diet : Medicinal Uses & benefits
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