Nutrition and DietRed cabbage: properties and benefits

Red cabbage: properties and benefits

Learn about the most important benefits and properties of red cabbage, rich in vitamins and nutrients.

The cabbage is a type of cabbage in a sense, has all the features cabbage, but which, in turn, can also be found in winter.

It can be eaten both raw and cooked, or even in the form of a garnish, although in order to get all its benefits and properties from it, it is much more advisable to first boil it for approximately five minutes in salty water with a splash of lemon (which receives the name of “laundering”).

So that the red cabbage does not lose its vitamins and nutrients, it is best to cook it to the point (about 40 minutes over low heat).

Red cabbage benefits

It has an antioxidant that is very good for the eyes, the immune system and the heart, called anthocyanin, which is precisely the pigment that gives it that purple almost purple color so characteristic of red cabbage.

Precisely thanks to its antioxidant action it is anticancer, and stands out in turn for its great contribution in selenium, which helps protect our heart, prevent and fight different types of cancer, reduce tension, and even prevent male sterility.

In addition, in its composition we also find folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B3 and zinc.

Nutritional values ​​of red cabbage

  • Calories: 25 calories per 100 grams of product.
  • Vitamins: vitamin C, beta-carotenes and provitamin A.
  • Rich in fiber.
  • Minerals: sulfur.

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