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Cabbages

a healthy choice
Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, bok choy and even cauliflower, you're sure to quickly find the varieties you and your whole family will love! We've been growing cabbage for ages. It is delicious and really good for you!

Varieties

bok choy

Bok-Choy

Flavour : crunchy stems with a mild, sweet, refreshing flavour, and leaves that are slightly less sweet

How to choose ? 
Look for cabbages with compact, firm, fresh stems. The leaves can be softer, however, particularly if they will be used for cooking.

Collard green

Collard greens

Leaf type : smooth, thick and veined

Flavour : strong, almost spicy

How to choose ? 
Choose collard greens with firm, brightly coloured, relatively small leaves.

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Leaf type : miniature heads

Flavour : bitter and strong

How to choose ? 
Choose firm, compact, shiny green Brussels sprouts with no yellowed leaves.

cauliflower

Cauliflower

Leaf type : white, green, orange or crimson florets

Flavour : mild

How to choose ? 
Choose cauliflower with a firm, compact head and leaves that are still a lovely green.

kale

Kale

Leaf type : large, curly and fibrous

Flavour : strong

How to choose ? 
Look for kale that has firm leaves with good colour.

napa

Napa cabbage

Flavour : more delicate and sweeter than regular cabbage

How to choose ? 
Look for cabbages with compact, firm, fresh stems. The leaves can be softer, however, particularly if they will be used for cooking.

Kholrabi

Kholrabi

Flavour : sweet, but also spicy, reminiscent of turnip

How to choose ? 
Choose smooth bulbs with no spots. The leaves should be firm and quite green.

Red

Red cabbage

Leaf type : thick, veined and very crunchy

Flavour : mildly spicy

How to choose ? 
Select heavy, compact cabbages with shiny leaves.

savoy

Savoy cabbage

Leaf type : curly and crunchy

Flavour : mild and delicate

How to choose ? 
Select heavy, compact cabbages with shiny leaves.

green

Green cabbage

Leaf type : crunchy and curly

Flavour : delicate and slightly sweet

How to choose ? 
Select heavy, compact cabbages with shiny leaves.

Health Properties

A vegetable known for having its head on straight!

Cabbage is one of the healthiest vegetables there ever was! So we have everything to gain from eating it regularly.

What's all this about antioxidants?

Antioxidants are today's major stars in terms of health properties. This is good news, because cabbage has plenty!
And the winner is...red cabbage!

It has the most antioxidants, about twice the amount as other cabbage varieties. Its bright red colour in fact comes from flavonoids, antioxidants it contains in great quantities.

Cabbage: a veritable goldmine of nutrition

Although cabbage varieties are outstanding anticancer foods, we should never overlook the many nutrients they also contain. Cabbage is bursting with vitamins and minerals in amounts that vary according to the variety. Leading nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, manganese and certain B vitamins.

Did you know?

The many varieties of cabbage are "heavyweights in the ring when it comes to effectively stopping the spread of cancer."

From Foods that Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer Through Diet, by Richard Béliveau Ph.D. and Denis Gingras Ph.D., (McClelland & Stewart, 2006), p. 81.

To preserve its fascinating health properties, cabbage must not be cooked in too much water.

Glucosinolates, the molecules that help restrict cancer development, are water soluble, meaning that they dissolve in water. Cabbage can be eaten raw, lightly cooked in a bit of water or sautéed in a pan.