Fresh Red Cabbage

About the Produce

The World of Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage: A Nutritional Powerhouse with a Hue of Health
Red Cabbage, with its vibrant purplish-red hue and densely layered leaves, brings both visual appeal and a unique flavor to the plate. Crunchy in texture and slightly peppery in taste, red cabbage is a versatile ingredient used across various culinary applications, from fresh coleslaws to fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.

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Nutritional Value

Unveiling the Nutritional Data of Red Cabbage

A cup (89 grams) of raw, shredded red cabbage contains around 28 calories. It’s particularly high in Vitamins C and K, supplying 56% and 85% of the daily intake, respectively. Red Cabbage also gives a decent amount of fiber and contains small quantities of calcium, potassium, and iron.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits Wrapped in Red Cabbage

This vibrant veggie is more than just a beautiful addition to your meals. Red Cabbage’s high Vitamin C content enhances immune function and skin health. Vitamin K plays a crucial role in bone health and blood clotting. Its fiber content benefits digestion, and the plant compounds in red cabbage, called anthocyanins, have been linked to heart health and reduced inflammation.

Peak Season

Enjoying Red Cabbage at Its Seasonal Best

While Red Cabbage is available year-round, its peak season falls in the late fall and winter, when it thrives in cooler temperatures, offering the sweetest taste and the crispest texture.
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Varieties We Carry*

*Subject to availability
FAQs for
Red Cabbage
Keep red cabbage unwashed and whole in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Once cut, you should use it within a couple of days.
While some of the vitamin C in red cabbage is lost during cooking, many other nutrients become easier to absorb.
Yes, red cabbage can be enjoyed both raw and cooked. It adds a colorful and crunchy element to salads.
Yes, as a low-calorie, high-fiber food, red cabbage can be a good addition to a weight loss diet.
Besides their color, red cabbage contains more vitamin C and is slightly smaller and denser than green cabbage. They can be used interchangeably in recipes.

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