Cabbage Sabzi

February 27,2014


Surprising Health Benefits of Cabbage

Types of cabbage

There are many different types of cabbages with different taste and uses.
They include: green cabbage, Nappa cabbage, red cabbage, savoy cabbage, bok choy and brussel sprouts.

Cabbage Nutrition


Cabbage is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre. It also has phytonutrients known to prevent cancer.

If you want beautiful glowing skin, and an immune system powerful enough to fight off just about anything, don’t forget this highly nutritious but common vegetable.

Cabbage is powerful. Ancient healers declared it contained moon power because it grew in the moonlight. Modern nutritional science understands its power comes from its high sulfur and vitamin C content. Either way – it’s worth adding this Powerfood to your weekly diet.

9 Healthy Benefits of Cabbage:
1. Ideal for weight loss!It has only 33 calories in a cup of cooked cabbage, is low in fat and high in fiber. It is definitely a smart carb.

2. It is a brain food!It is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these power nutrients.

3. High in sulfur, the beautifying mineral.
Cabbage helps dry up oily and acne skin. Internally sulfur is essential for keratin, a protein substance necessary for healthy hair, nails, and skin. Check out this Homemade Cabbage Face Mask

4. Helps detoxify the body.The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins (free radicals and uric acid); which are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.

5. Has well-known cancer preventative compounds lupeol, sinigrin and sulforaphane.They stimulate enzyme activity and inhibit the growth of cancer tumors. A Study on women showed a reduction in breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like cabbage were added to their diet.

6. Helps keep blood pressure from getting high. The high potassium content helps by opening up blood vessels, easing the flow of blood.

7. Cabbage for headaches:A warm compress made with cabbage leaves can help relieve the pain of a headache. Crush cabbage leaves, place in a cloth, and apply on the forehead. Also, drink raw cabbage juice 1-2 oz. (25-50ml) daily for chronic headaches.

8. Hangovers from heavy drinking were reduced by using cabbage, since Roman times.
9. Anti-inflammatory and Blood Sugar Regulator. The natural red pigments of red cabbage (betalains) is said to lower blood sugar levels and boost insulin production. Of course it has no white sugars and very few simple sugars. Betalains have powerful anti-inflammatory properties just like beets.

I think this information is enough to get us to eat cabbage. This information I have taken from the net. Since many of us do not like cabbage, I, am sharing with you an easy as well as a tasty cabbage vegetable.

Ingredients

Cabbage 2 cups finely chopped

Onion 1 small finely chopped

Green chilly 2 nos finely chopped

Coriander 1 tablespoon finely chopped

Grated coconut 1 tablespoon

Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon

Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Tempering
Oil 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida a pinch

Curry leaves 1 sprig

Method




Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix them to gather with your hand till well combined. In a kadai heat oil, add mustard and cumin seeds when they splutter at asafoetida and curry leaves. Then add the cabbage mix and stir. Cover and cook with water on the lid on slow flame till the sabji is cooked. Serve hot with rotis. This sabzi is tasty and gives a wonderful aroma when cooked. Do give this a try.



Labels: Vegetables, Healthy, Main course, Vegan, Cabbage 
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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