Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cabbage is good for you!

Nutritional benefits of Cabbage
One cup of shredded green or red cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and vitamin A.

How to select a good cabbage:
Look for firm cabbage heads that feel heavy for their size. The leaves should be a green or red -purple color.

Avoid cabbage heads that have lots of loose outer leaves and heads with wilted, brown , or yellow leaves.

California grown varieties, available late winter to mid-spring, may be fresher and cost less than varieties shipped from other regions.

Store whole or cut cabbage in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Serving Ideas:
Make "rainbow" coleslaw by using a mix of green and red cabbage.
Add shredded red cabbage to chicken salad for a colorful dish.

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