Here are some facts taken from the World's Healthiest Foods Website:
- Cabbage can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming.
-In one recent study, short-cooked and raw cabbage were the only types of cabbage to show cancer-preventive benefits—long-cooked cabbage failed to demonstrate measurable benefits.
- The anthocyanins found in red cabbage are well-documented anti-inflammatory compounds, and make red cabbage a standout anti-inflammatory food for this reason. Cabbage is high in healthful sulfur compounds, which aid the liver in neutralizing toxins.
Red cabbage and green cabbage have always been a standard vegetable at the farm and this year we are adding a special mini-cabbage to our fields. It is called Caraflex Cabbage. This cabbage is a very popular cabbage type in Europe, Caraflex is perfect for coleslaw and stir-fries as well as salads where you want some extra crunch. Many chefs claim this is the sweetest and most tender cabbage they have ever tried.
Delightful as wrappers or fresh in salads, Caraflex has 12" pointed heads with tightly wrapped inner leaves. This is also a flavorful choice for sauerkraut. Give this little gem a try this season. We think you will enjoy it's sweetness!