Cabbage is herbaceous and biennial, and is a flowering plant which has a very short stem. On this stem forms a tight cluster of leaves, which is the cabbage you buy from grocery stores. In most cases the cabbage leaves are green, but they can also be purple or a reddish-color.
Another common name for this kind of cabbage is "head cabbage". The leaves of the cabbage are coated in a powdery and waxy like substance, called 'bloom'.
As mentioned above, the cabbage is derived from the Wild Mustard plant, which is originally from the Mediterranean region of the world. Cabbage can be found growing naturally around the seacoast of the region.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy 20 kcal 100 kJ|
|- Sugars||3.2 g|
|- Dietary fibre||2.5 g|
|% of Daily|
|Thiamine (Vit. B1)||0.061 mg||5%|
|Riboflavin (Vit. B2)||0.040 mg||3%|
|Niacin (Vit. B3)||0.234 mg||2%|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||0.212 mg||4%|
|Vitamin B6||0.124 mg||10%|
|Folate (Vit. B9)||53 μg||13%|
|Vitamin C||36.6 mg||61%|
|Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.|