Recipes for Cabbage
| ||Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)|
Cabbages are the great-grandparent of cauliflower, kale, broccoli,
collards, and Brussels sprouts. The wild cabbage purportedly grew along
the Mediterranean in ancient times, but was also mentioned in China by
Confucius (d. 497 B.C.). Cabbage contains fiber, reduces cholesterol,
and contains vitamins A,C, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
- Refrigerate cabbage in hydrator drawer. A plastic bag will help
retain moisture but it is not necessary. Do not remove outer leaves
- Properly stored, cabbage can last three weeks to two months in the
refrigerator. It can last much longer in optimum root cellar conditions.