Red or Green... Which Cabbage Should I Buy?

If you are making a cabbage salad for the holidays, you may be interested in purchasing both colors to create a festive colored dish. On a regular basis, which cabbage variety packs the biggest nutrition punch? My research has shown that cabbage should be a vital part of a person's diet and it is best for you eaten raw. Red cabbage appears to have a slight edge over green cabbage.

Benefits of Cabbage

  • Rich in sulfur and silicon helping prevent dry hair and fights infections. A deficiency of sulfur can result in microbial infections
    and a greatly reduced healing speed. It also reduces the frequency and severity of ulcers

  • A rich source of beta-carotene helping s prevent macular degeneration and promote good eye health and delay cataract formation 

  • High Vitamin A content acts as an antioxidant and promotes hair growth

  • Polyphenols lower LDL and help reduce blood pressure

  • High fiber levels and low caloric content help people who are looking for a healthy way to lose weight

Red Cabbage 

Red Cabbage is a brassica vegetable like kale and broccoli which is thought to
aid the body in preventing chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Red cabbage is high in nutrition and to maintain nutrition levels, it is best eaten raw.


  • High levels of Vitamin C to boost the immune system

  • Phytonutrients fight inflammation and combats arthritis

  • Vitamin K helps maintain bone calcium and reduce risk of osteoporosis

  • Anthocyanins and antioxidants fight inflammation, free radicals, and chronic disease 

Green Cabbage

Contains twice as much Vitamin K as red cabbage. Vitamin K regulates bone mineralization by increasing bone density and helps the blood to coagulate. Green cabbage also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Iron in smaller quantities than red cabbage.

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