Cabbage / Gobi / Patta Gobi

Cabbage is a green leafy vegetable. It belongs to the family of Brassicaceae. It can be green, purple and white in colour. It is a vegetable round in shape, consisting of layers of thick leaves that grow around each other from the stem. Green cabbage is the one, which is commonly used, while the other two are found rare. These cabbage are very closely related to other cole crops, such as cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts. It is grown annually.

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Cabbage plants are 40-60 centimeter tall in first year and about 1.5-2.0 meter tall, when flowering in second year. Its head weighs between 1-8 pounds that is about 0.5-4.0 kilograms. Plants perform best when grown in well-drained soil. They are to be grown at a place where it receives sun light. Self-pollination is impossible and the plants are cross-pollinated by insects.

Health benefits of Cabbage

  • Green leafy cabbage is very nutritious.
  • It is very low in fat and calories.
  • Cabbage juice helps in healing stomach ulcers or we can say, it is highly beneficial to our stomach and intestinal linings. It totally cleans the wastes from the stomach.
  • It has an excellent source of natural antioxidant, vitamin C and vitamin K.
  • Cabbage also contains adequate amount of minerals like iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium.
  • Raw cabbage has cholesterol lowering ability.
  • Different types of cabbages have different patterns of glucosinolates.
    The glucosinolates found in cabbage can be converted into isothiocyanate compounds that are cancer preventive for a variety of different cancers. It includes bladder cancer, breast cancer colon cancer and prostate cancer.

Nutrition Facts of Cabbage / Gobi / Patta gobi

Cabbage
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 25
% Daily Value
Total fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 18 mg 0%
Potassium 170 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2.5 g 10%
Sugar 3.2 g
Protein 1.3 g 2%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
Vitamin B-6 5% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3%

Daily Value percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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