Red Cabbage Growth Cultivation And Its Health Benefits
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Red Cabbage And Its Health Benefits

Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

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This topic will deal with a plant named red cabbage which comes under the family Brassicaceae. The botanical name of this plant is Brassica olaracea C. Group. The other common names of this plant are purple cabbage, red kraut, or blue kraut.

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Growth And Cultivation

  • The color of the red cabbage leaves is in red or purple.
  • The color of the leaves will change according to the condition of the soil.
  • The color of the  cabbage will be red when the plant grows on acidic soil, purple when it grows in neutral soil and greenish-yellow when it grows alkaline soil.
  • It is generally found in Northern Europe, throughout the Americas and in China.
  • During the process of cooking the color will turn blue.
  • If the people want to retain the red color they have to add vinegar or acidic fruit to the pot.
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 25 kcal 1%
Carbohydrates 5.8 g 4%
Protein 1.3 g 2%
Total Fat 0.1 g 0.50%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 2.50 mg 6%
Vitamins
Folates 53 µg 13%
Niacin 0.234 mg 1.50%
Pantothenic acid 0.212 mg 4%
Pyridoxine 0.124 mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.040 mg 3%
Thiamin 0.061 mg 5%
Vitamin A 98 IU 3%
Vitamin C 36.6 mg 61%
Vitamin K 76 µg 63%
Electrolytes
Sodium 18 mg 1%
Potassium 170 mg 3.50%
Minerals
Calcium 40 mg 4%
Iron 0.47 mg 6%
Magnesium 12 mg 3%
Manganese 0.160 mg 7%
Phosphorus 26 mg 3.50%
Zinc 0.18 mg 1.50%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-α 33 µg
Carotene-ß 42 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 30 µg

 

Red Cabbage Health Benefits

  • It grows well when the soil is well fertilized.
  • This cabbage is rich in energy, carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals.
  • It is added as an ingredient in salads, soups and coleslaw.
  • It can be consumed after cooking.
  • It can be served as an accompaniment to roast goose.
  • Red cabbage’s rich in Vitamin A and iron.
Benefits of Red Cabbage

Benefits of Red Cabbage

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