White cabbage

White cabbage (Brássica olerácea) is a biennial vegetable crop belonging to the Cruciferous family. A cabbage head is nothing more than an overgrown bud of a plant, which forms due to an increase in the number of leaves. The head of cabbage grows in the first in the first year of the plant’s life, if it is not cut off, a stem with leaves and small yellow flowers forms at the top, which eventually transform into seeds.

White cabbage is a favorite garden crop, due to its unpretentiousness to the composition of the soil and weather conditions, it grows almost everywhere, the only exceptions are deserts and the Far North (calorizator). Cabbage ripens in 25-65 days, depending on the variety and the presence of light.

Calorie content of white cabbage

The calorie content of white cabbage is 27 kcal per 100 grams of product.

White cabbage

Composition and useful properties of white cabbage

White cabbage contains enough vitamins and minerals to become a permanent and complete food for everyone who cares about their health. The chemical composition of cabbage contains: vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, C, K, PP, as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, iron, sulfur, iodine, phosphorus, rare vitamin U, fructose, folic acid and pantothenic acid, fiber and coarse dietary fiber.

The healing properties of cabbage

The healing properties of cabbage have been known for a long time, white cabbage leaves were applied to inflamed areas and strained veins, such a compress, left overnight, reduced swelling and unpleasant and painful sensations. Also, cabbage has anti-inflammatory properties, it has a stimulating effect on the metabolic processes of the body, stimulates the production of gastric juice, and has a positive effect on cardiac activity. The product is useful for gout, kidney disease, cholelithiasis and ischemia.

Harm of white cabbage

White cabbage should not be included in the diet for people with high acidity of gastric juice, with a predisposition to indigestion, enteritis and colitis.

White cabbage

White cabbage varieties

White cabbage has early, medium, late varieties and hybrids. The most popular varieties are:

Early – Aladdin, Delphi, Nakhodka, Golden hectare, Zora, Pharaoh, Yaroslavna;
Medium – Belarusian, Megatons, Glory, Gift;
Late – Atria, Snow White, Valentine, Lennox, Sugarloaf, Extra.

White cabbage of early varieties and hybrids cannot be stored, it has very delicate leaves, so it must be eaten immediately after cutting; harvesting is also not made from it. Medium-sized cabbage is slightly rougher in the state of the leaves, but it can already be processed and stored for a short time. The most productive varieties are late, such cabbage is very dense, juicy and excellent for the production of blanks that will delight all winter. With proper storage, heads of white cabbage of late varieties and hybrids will lie until mid-winter and longer without losing their taste and useful properties.

Separately, in the cabbage classification, are Dutch varieties of white cabbage, which are very productive, suitable for our climate and have excellent taste and juiciness. Dutch breeders are proud of their varieties: Bingo, Python, Grenadier, Amtrak, Ronko, Musketeer and Bronco.

White cabbage and weight loss

Due to its high fiber and fiber content, cabbage is included on fasting days and diets such as the cabbage soup diet, the magic diet, and the Mayo Clinic diet.

White cabbage in cooking

White cabbage is an almost universal vegetable; it is eaten fresh in salads, fermented and pickled, boiled, fried, stewed and baked. Many people like cabbage cutlets, pancakes and casseroles, cabbage goes well with eggs, pies and pancakes stuffed with cabbage are classics of Russian cuisine, like cabbage rolls, cabbage soup. A rare vegetable can be harvested for the winter as varied as white cabbage.

Cabbage pie “Impossible to stop”

White cabbage

Ingredients for Impossible Stop Cabbage Pie:

White cabbage / Cabbage (young) – 500 g
Chicken egg – 3 pieces
Sour cream – 5 tbsp. l.
Mayonnaise – 3 tbsp. l.
Wheat flour / Flour – 6 tbsp. l.
Salt – 1 tsp
Baking dough – 2 tsp.
Dill – 1/2 bunch.
Sesame (for sprinkling)

Nutritional and energy value:

1795.6 kcal
proteins 58.1 g
fat 95.6 g
carbohydrates 174.5 g

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