18 Fresh And Tasty Cabbage Facts

Cabbage is an annual crop. The cabbage is mostly a cold-weather plant. The cabbage is a cole crop. The dense leaved head is the crop of the plant. Cabbages are plated and cultivated as vegetables in many parts of the world. Consumption of cabbage is possible in various ways. Raw as salads, cooked, and pickled. The cabbage is a nutritious vegetable. It is also one of the most popular vegetables in the world. The cabbage is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables too. The cabbage becomes an important part of European cuisine in middle age. The cabbage was brought to the Americas by French explorer Jacques Cartier on his third voyage 1541 – 1542. Smooth-leafed cabbage is more common than crinkle-leafed cabbage.

The cabbage is usually a green vegetable. It is also found in different colors like the purple cabbage. Cabbage grows from seed. Cabbage seeds are collected from earlier crops. It takes a lot of water potassium and good nutrition to grow a good crop of cabbage. The cabbage we cultivate now is a descendant of wild cabbage. The first cultivation of cabbage is believed to happen in Europe. The cabbage is an annual plant. Relatively low temperature is good for cabbage cultivation. Cabbage is grown worldwide. China is the leading producer of cabbage. The crop size grows from 500 grams to 1 kg. Cabbage can grow up to 16 to 24 inches in height during the first year of life.

The cabbage is a healthy vegetable. It contains lots of vitamin K, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. It is also good for the digestive system. Cabbage is also used as a medicinal plant in much medicinal practice. Cabbage is a common tasty food. Most of us love cabbage. But there are many unknown facts about cabbages. Here are some interesting cabbage facts.

Fact: Cabbages are from the Cruciferae family. The name Cruciferae is a Latin word meaning cross. The name represents cross-shaped flowers.

Fact: The earliest evidence of cabbage cultivation is almost 4,000 years old.

Fact: By physical properties cabbages are classified as 6 different types. Those are Green Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts.

Fact: Round-headed cabbages are the oldest types of cabbages. Until the 16 century, they were the only type of cabbage available.

Fact: Cabbages weigh around 500-1000 grams each. But the largest cabbage ever recorded was a 62.71 kg Green Cabbage.

Fact: Brussels sprouts are the smallest among all cabbage family. These cabbages are typically 1.5–4.0 cm in diameter.

Fact: Red cabbage and green cabbage are the same plant. It is the acidity of the land that causes red leaves.

Fact: Brassica oleracea var. capitata is the scientific name of cabbages.

Fact: China grows around 48% of all cabbages in the world. It's thought that the Celt people brought cabbages to Asia around in around 600 BC.

Fact: Some cabbage plants grow flowers. The small cabbage flowers are yellow and white in color. They don't have any fragrance.

Fact: Flowering cabbage plants don't grow a leaf head. They are mostly ornamental plants.

Fact: Russia consumes the highest amount of cabbage in the world. The per capita consumption is a little over 20 kg. Cabbage is the national vegetable of Russia.

Fact: British and other colonialists introduced cabbage to India.

Fact: Cabbages are eaten even fermented. Sauekraut is a fermented cabbage dish.

Fact: In studies it is found that cabbage contains a certain chemical element that can lessen the risk of certain cancers.

Fact: Cabbage is a good diet to lose weight. One cup of cabbage contains only 15-17 calories.

Fact: In ancient China cabbage was used to treat baldness.

Fact: A thick-witted person may be called a cabbage head. In Hebrew, the term “Rosh kiruv” (cabbage head) implies stupidity.

The cabbage is a tasty and healthy vegetable. Next time you eat the cabbage you might know they are also one of the oldest vegetables on the table.