The Health Benefits of Cabbage
We can have a lot of health benefits from the cabbage. Cabbage is anti-inflammatory vegetable, which either reduces, if not prevents, swelling and tenderness. It has lactic acid that helps in disinfecting the colon. Cabbage can also be utilized to lessen headaches. One more benefit that we can get from the cabbage is its anti-cancer properties. Cabbage is also believed to be effective in treating other skin conditions. Also, the cabbage juice when drunk from the stem can be a very good remedy for treating ulcers.
If you are suffering from gastritis, the fresh cabbage juice is very good for you. Drinking an amount of 25-50 ml cabbage juice daily is also very useful in dealing with headache, bronchitis, asthma, and other problems in digestion.
The Varieties of Cabbages
Cabbages have several varieties according to its shape and maturity. There are Green and Red Cabbages. There is also the more delicate Bok Choy, which is a Chinese variety of cabbage. The "Early Jersey Wakefield" (cone-shaped), "Late Flat Dutch", and "Danish Ballhead" (late, round-headed) are the traditional varieties.
Raw cabbages are commonly shredded or are sliced into thin strips. These are used in salads, like that in coleslaw. Its leaves are softened by placing the whole head of cabbage inside the freezer or parboiling and then filled with chopped rice and/or meat.