Fall Veggies-the Crucial Cabbage
Welcome to the beginning of fall, where leaves start to slowly change color and the hot air of summer starts to cool. As we begin to warm ourselves with soups and sweaters, nature responds by producing heartier vegetables that strengthen our bodies for the changing season. One of my favorite veggies to play with this fall is cabbage. In my opinion, cabbage is an overlooked gem of a vegetable. It's not only one of the most satisfying and textured vegetables out there, it's also one of the most fun and diverse to work with. Because of its fibrous and strong texture its great to use as a sandwich wrap or folded like a taco. Personally, I’m a big fan of chopping it up and using the raw leaves in a salad instead of lettuce…think of it as a hybrid between a salad and a slaw. The best part about using cabbage in salads is that it doesn’t wilt, so you can take it to work or keep it in the fridge for leftovers without getting soggy.
For a cooked option, use it in an asian stir fry or hearty soup. Not yet excited?? Did you know that cabbage in richer in Vitamin C than an orange? It also works miracles for your digestion due to its high fiber content! Cabbage is high in infection fighting sulfur, filled with beta-carotene, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Its also is jam-packed with bone firming minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and brain strengthening vitamin K. Check out cabbage's MANY amazing health benefits below:
Cabbage treats….Constipation, stomach ulcers, headaches, obesity, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, arthritis, gout, heart diseases, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.