Delicious Cabbage Recipes

Cabbage, beautiful and healthy
Cabbage, beautiful and healthy | Source

Cabbage - Unbelievably Healthy

Cabbage is one of the healthiest foods there is. There are many health benefits to be gained from adding cabbage to your daily diet. And the best of all, there is only calories in 3.4 ounces of cabbage. So, get busy eating your way to a healthier you.


Benefits:

  • Cabbbage is said to be a cancer inhibitor. It is particularly effectivive in helping to prevent lung, stomach and colon cancer.
  • It cleanses the blood.
  • Eating cabbage is also said to strengthen eyes.
  • It is rich in vitamin c
  • vitamin E
  • iron
  • sulpher
  • Stimulates the immune system.
  • Kills harmful bacteria.
  • Soothes ulcers - raw cabbage has been proven to heal stomach ulcers.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Raw cabbage cleans the waste out of the stomach and the upper bowels. This helps with digestion and constipation.
  • It can lower serium cholesterol.
  • Because of the fiber content it is a good fiber booster.
  • The juice of fresh raw cabbage is said to be effective in treating fungus infections.

Cabbage Recipes
Cabbage Recipes | Source

Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

Ingredients:

4 large onions, chopped

2 green pappers, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 bunch celery, chopped

1 lb. carrots, chopped

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 head of cabbage, chopped

1 pkg onion soup mix

1 tsp salt substitute

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp cilantro

Directions:

Place all ingredients in large soup pot and add enough water to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil, turn heat to medium-low and simmer for an hour or until vegetables are tender.

This is a tasty soup that is filled with fat-burning foods. Beacuse of this you are able to eat as much as you want whenever you want without worring about calories.

Stuffed Cabbage

Ingredients:

12 - 16 large cabbage leaves

2 lbs ground turkey

1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked

1 large onion, chopped

1 cloves garlic, minced

1 small can mushrooms

1 egg

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

1 tsp salt substitute

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp cilantro

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add cabbage leaves and boil for 5 minutes. Drain.

Saute ground turkey, onion and garlic in small fry pan sprayed with olive oil until onions turn transparent.

In a large bowl combine meat mixture, rice, egg, salt substitute, and black pepper

Lay each cabbage leaf flat and place a heaping tbsp of mixture in the middle of each leaf. Fold in sides to cover meat mixture and roll. Tuck ends underneath and place in large casserole dish. Repeat with each leaf.

Combine mushrooms, tomatoes, cilantro, a sprinkle salt substitute and pepper, 1/4 cup of water and combine well. Pour over cabbage rolls.

Cover and bake for 40 - 45 minutes.


Cabbage - Tomato Casserole

Ingredients:

1 lb cabbage, chopped

1 lb ground turkey

1 small onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

3 tomatoes, finely chopped

1 can mushrooms

1 can sodium free cream of mushroom soup

1 can corn

1 cup shredded fat free cheddar cheese

Directions:

In large fry pan brown turkey,onions, peppers and garlic. When onion turns transparent remove from heat.

Combine all of the ingredients except for the cheese in a large buttered casserole dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 more minutes.

Great served with brown rice and a salad.

Cabbage rolls
Cabbage rolls | Source

Cabbage Trivia

  • Cabbage is considered Russia's national food. Russians eat about seven times as much cabbage as the average North American.

  • The Greek poet, Homer (who live around 850 BC), mentions Achilles washing cabbages, in his epic poem the 'Iliad.'
  • Babe Ruth used to wear a cabbage leaf under his hat during games. He would switch out for a fresh leaf halfway through each game.
  • Scrolls from 1000 BC uncovered in China mention white cabbage as a cure for baldness in men.
  • Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables, dating back to the 1600’s.
  • Women whose food includes ample amount of cabbage as well as other related vegetables of the cruciferous family have reduced incidence of breast cancer.
  • Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage are highest in calcium.
  • Salted boiled cabbage was also added to the rice given to workers on the Great Wall of China, giving them strength and endurance.

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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I'm amazed at the many benefits one can get from the lowly cabbage. I'm sold to numbers 5, 8, and 10. As a diabetic, I'm in constant watch in strengthening my immune system, improving blood circulation, and decreasing cholesterol levels. Very informative!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

It's funny, Lita, before I did the research for this hub I ate cabbage because I liked it. Now I can be happy I liked it because it's so darn good for you. Thanks for stoppong by.


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

I love cabbage. Great article. Cabbage is very good for you. It has so many beneficial effects on the body as you have mentioned above and there are many more. I like your articles. Thanks for sharing. Teresa


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Teresa. Not only is cabbage good for you it is delicious - hot or cold. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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