Fresh Black Cabbage
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Black cabbage is available year-round.
Black cabbage leaves are narrower than most other varieties and have a thin tender stem. The chewy texture easily softens when cooked, and offers a subtle green cabbage flavour that has a tangy bite with a sweet earthy finish.
Black cabbage may be steamed, braised, stewed, fried, sautéed, juiced and even baked like a chip. It is well complemented by a combination of garlic, sesame, soy sauce and ginger. It is also great in hardy soups which contain smoked meats, potatoes, beans or barley.
Low in calories, Black cabbage offers vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, and potassium. It is said Black cabbage stimulates the immune system and can help in preventing certain types of cancer. Juiced Black cabbage is claimed to be helpful for arthritis, gastric ulcers, depression, and gout.