Cabbage originated nearly 2,000 years ago in the Mediterranean region. There are many types of cabbage grown in the world. Varieties of cabbage include red cabbage, Bok Choy and Napa cabbage among other varieties. Check out tips and information about cabbage as well as handouts with seasonal availability information and recipe ideas.
Choose firm heads of cabbage that have glossy, light green leaves and are not damaged. The stem end should look healthy, trimmed and not dry or split.
Store unwashed cabbage head in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. Once the head of cabbage has been cut, put the remainder in plastic bag and use within one to two days.
Cabbage is high in Vitamin C, which helps heal cuts and wounds. It is also a good source of fiber, which helps to maintain bowel function.
- Add cabbage to your side salad
- Use green and red cabbage in a coleslaw
- Try cabbage steamed, boiled, microwaved or stir-fried
- Add to pasta dishes, homemade soup or stew, or a casserole
- Add it to homemade soup or stew
- Try adding cabbage to a casserole
- Create a traditional Polish dinner called Golumpki, which is ground beef or pork wrapped in cabbage leaves
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Check out these handouts and recipe cards. You can download and print these resources to use in your educational programs. The first page of each handout has general information about the produce item. The second page includes different recipe options. Recipe cards print 4 recipes per page. The first page includes the photo of the recipe and the second page includes ingredients and directions.