Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tips and Facts about Cabbage

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tips and Facts about Cabbage

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Tips and facts about cabbage

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Cabbage gives good return on your food dollar as it is both economical and good for you.

Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and also contains some B vitamins, potassium and calcium. It is fat-free and 250 ml (1 cup) of raw cabbage has only about 22 calories. It also is associated with a lowered risk of certain cancers.

Cooking cabbage too long, especially in water, releases chemicals that can cause an unpleasant smell. To avoid this, don't overcook it; don't cook in aluminum pans (use stainless steel or enamelled cast iron); add a bay leaf or a lemon wedge to the cabbage while cooking; add a few drops of vinegar to the cooking water or wipe the inside lid of the pan with vinegar.

Store a whole cabbage in a cold room or refrigerator crisper with as many of the outer leaves on as possible. …

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