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9 Impressive Health Benefits of Cabbage
Written by Jillian Kubala, MS, RD on November 4, 2017
Despite its impressive nutrient content, cabbage is often overlooked.
While it may look a lot like lettuce, it actually belongs to the Brassica genus of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower and kale (1).
It comes in a variety of shapes and colors, including red, purple, white and green, and its leaves can be either crinkled or smooth.
This vegetable has been grown around the world for thousands of years and can be found in a variety of dishes, including sauerkraut, kimchi and coleslaw.
Additionally, cabbage is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
This article uncovers 9 surprising health benefits of cabbage, all backed by science.
1. Cabbage Is Packed With Nutrients
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Even though cabbage is very low in calories, it has an impressive nutrient profile.
In fact, just 1 cup (89 grams) of raw green cabbage contains (2?
Protein: 1 gram
Fiber: 2 grams
Vitamin K: 85% of the RDI
Vitamin ? 54% of the RDI
Folate: 10% of the RDI
Manganese: 7% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
Calcium: 4% of the RDI
Potassium: 4% of the RDI
Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
Cabbage also contains small amounts of other micronutrients, including vitamin A, iron and riboflavin.
As you can see in the list above, it is rich in vitamin B6 and folate, both of which are essential for many important processes in the body, including energy metabolism and the normal functioning of the nervous system.