Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, native to the Mediterranean region. The leaves can be eaten either raw, cooked, or preserved in a variety of different dishes. (Read more on Wikipedia.)
Cabbage is a great source of folate as well as vitamins A, C, and K. Cabbage also contains various health-promoting phytochemicals, like isothiocyanates and glucosinolates, which may block carcinogens and prevent cancerous tumor growth. (Read more from the American Institute for Cancer Research.)
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