Cabbage: properties, nutritional values, calories

The cabbages (Brassica oleracea L.) anti-inflammatory and low-calorie, they are useful for the intestine and digestive system. Let's find out better.

> 1. Properties and benefits of cabbages

> 2. Calories and nutritional values ​​of cabbage

> 3. Allies of

> 4. Curiosities about cabbages

> 5. A recipe with cabbage

Cabbage: properties, nutritional values, calories



Properties and benefits of cabbage

I cabbage they are a precious booty of vitamin C, folic acid, which have the ability to stimulate the immune defenses, in addition to fiber, potassium.

They also contain substances such as i thioazolidone, with antithyroid effect, and sulforaphane, which, combined with isothiocyanates, it is believed to have a protective effect against intestinal tumors.

They are very filling foods and therefore are very useful in a low-calorie diet. Cabbages play a valuable role detoxifying action for the body and are powerful anti-inflammatory; they are particularly indicated in case of anemia, abscesses, cystitis, gastric ulcers.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of cabbage

100 g of raw cabbage contains 19 kcal / 78 kj.

Furthermore, in 100 g of product we find:

  • Water 92,20g
  • Carbohydrates available 2,50g
  • Sugars 2,50g -
  • Protein 2,10g
  • Fats 0,10g
  • Total fiber 2,60g
  • Sodium 23mg
  • Potassium 260mg
  • Iron 1,10mg
  • Calcium 60mg
  • Phosphorus 29mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,06mg
  • Vitamin B 2 0,04mg
  • Vitamin B3 0,60mg
  • Vitamin A 19µg
  • Vitamin C 47mg


Cabbages, allies of

Immune system, intestine, digestive system.


Curiosities about cabbages

  • The expression "Be born under a cabbage" it seems to be due to the emblematic value that the vegetable has in Nordic culture: it seems that once upon a time, in Scandinavian countries it was a tradition to give cabbages to newlyweds to be transplanted into pots to be placed on the roof, on the windowsills of the dormers. Thus the children, who at that time came into the world at home, on the conjugal bed, were literally born under the cabbages;
  • My little darling, namely my sprout , is the most tender of the names with which a mother in France can address her child or loved one.
  • Protagonists of exclamations of amazement or regret (ecchécavolo!), If you turn to past participle, they become ideal for talking about things that are neither in heaven nor on earth, (but what absurd nonsense are you saying?). THE cabbage go hand in hand with the snack if the reasoning declines towards the inappropriate (such as cabbages as a snack). When someone urges us to make ours, finally, they are bitter cabbage.


A recipe with cabbage

Here are the ingredients for a great one cabbage soup for 4 people:

  • 3 small cabbages,
  • 500 grams of wholemeal bread,
  • 250 grams of grated Parmesan cheese or Grana Padano,
  • 2 liters of water,
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil and salt.

Method: wash the cabbages, taking care to choose the greenest leaves and to deprive them of the hardest ribs. Blanch them for a few minutes in a pan with boiling salted water, to attenuate the intensity of the flavor. Bring two and a half liters of salted water to a boil, add the cabbage and let it cook for about half an hour. After draining them, keep the cooking water. Arrange a layer of cabbage in a baking dish, alternating it with one of thin slices of bread and a sprinkling of cheese, and so on, smoke until you finish with the slices of bread garnished with grated cheese.

At this point, slowly pour the broth, so that it is well absorbed. Sprinkle with cheese and let a drizzle of oil flow. Cook on gas for a quarter of an hour, and complete with a short browning in the oven at 180 degrees. Bring to the table still steaming.


Cabbages among the February vegetables


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> Cabbage and broccoli, autumn flavors


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