If your only experience with cabbage is canned, overly salty sauerkraut or stale, bags of cole slaw mix… I can completely understand why you may not believe me that cabbage is delicious. But it’s affordable, nutritious, and yes, even delicious! Here are a few reasons why:
- Cabbage is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed raw, sautéed, grilled, roasted, braised, steamed, or boiled.
- It’s available pretty much everywhere – and for really low prices! And since it’s in season during the fall and winter months, it is even cheaper than usual right now.
- Cabbage has a long shelf life – it will keep for 2+ weeks in the fridge! Once you cut it though, it’s best to use within 4 days (before the vitamins start to break down).
- Speaking of vitamins, green cabbage is very high in Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Potassium (one serving has 75% of your daily value!) and red/purple cabbage is also very high in Vitamin A.
- Cabbage is the perfect low-carb food: one cup has less then 4 grams of carbohydrates and almost 2 grams of fiber. It would be a great addition to any healthy (or even Paleo) diet.