Iveta Sveckova

What you didn´t know about Cabbage

While eating this incredibly versatile cold-weather vegetable, you can take comfort knowing that you´re doing your body good. Apart from a rich history and over 400 varieties, cabbage also contains nutritions,vitamins,minerals and lots of other benefits.


Cabbage Stacks - Anisa Xhomaqi

Here are some interesting facts to think about when consuming this leafy green vegetable:

  • There is evidence cabbages have been cultivated for over 4,000 years.
  • The Celts brought cabbage to Europe from Asia around 600 BC.
  • Legends of babies coming from cabbage patches have been told to children throughout the ages, resultig in the famous cabbage patch kids.
  • Scrolls from 1000 BC found in China stated cabbage was used to cure baldness in men.
  • The largest cabbage dish ever made was  in the Macedonian city of Prilep, with 80,191 sarmas cabbage rolls weighing 544 kg
  • In Hebrew, the term “rosh kruv” (cabbagehead) implies stupidity.
  • One cup of cabbage only holds about 15 calories.
  • Russians eat more than seven times as much cabbage as e.g. the average American.It is also considered to be their national food.
  • It has reportedly strong anti-aging and anti-cancer properties. It has been scientifically proven to lower your risk of developing cancer.
  • Healthier hair, skin, nails and keratin production are just some of the benefits of eating cabbage on a regular basis. 
  • Raw cabbage juice placing a warm compress filled with crushed cabbage can cure migrene.

These are just some of the fascinating features belonging to this amazing vegetable.