Harvest of the Month: Cabbage

Although many believe it to be in the lettuce family, cabbage is actually part of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables are full of beneficial nutrients, therefore drastically improving your diet. Cabbage can help protect against radiation, cancer, and heart disease risk. It varies in color from green to red to purple and the leaves can be smooth or crinkled. Cabbage is also low in calories with only 17 calories per cup when cooked.

How to Select

Choose a cabbage that is heavy for its size and make sure the leaves are tight and firm.

How to Store

You should store cabbage in the refrigerator and it will keep for up to 2 weeks (or longer).

How to Prepare

Cabbage can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, roasted, sautéed, or stuffed. You can shred cabbage and add it to a salad, chop it up and add it to a soup or stew near the end of cooking, or simply drizzle roasted chopped cabbage with olive oil, pepper, and garlic for a perfect side dish.

Try cabbage in this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe.

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