Cabbage is nutrient rich with Vitamins A, C & K, potassium, magnesium and folate.
The fiber in cabbage is great for your digestive system as well as for your heart.
Its antioxidant properties help protect cells from free radicals.
It has anti-inflammatory properties as well as glucosinolates which help the body build resistance.
Cabbage can be eaten raw, boiled, steamed, sauteed and juiced. Fermented cabbage acts as a natural probiotic that helps sustain gut bacteria and improve digestion and absorption.
Even red cabbage can be cooked although it is generally eaten raw. Red cabbage is actually even more nutrient rich than green cabbage.
It has significant amounts of vitamin K which is very beneficial in maintaining strong bones
Hot cabbage soup with garlic, onions and black peppers is great for building immunity
Comforting Cabbage Soup
- 1/2 a Cabbage - chopped roughly in large pieces
- 2 Tablespoons cooking oil of your choice
- 2 Cloves Garlic - grated
- 1/2 stick Ginger - grated
- 1/2 small Onion - chopped fine
- 2 Teaspoons Tomato paste / puree
- 1 Medium-sized potato - diced small to about 3/4 inch pieces
- 1 Carrot - diced small to about 1/2 inch pieces
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
Heat oil in a saucepan.
Add the grated garlic and ginger - saute for a couple of seconds making sure they don't burn.
Then add onions. Saute until onions turn translucent.
Add the tomato paste and the salt and saute for a couple of minutes.
Add the cabbage, potato, carrot and peas and stir. Add enough water so that vegetables are covered with water upto 1 inch.
Cover and allow to boil for about 7 minutes then simmer until potatoes and carrots become soft.
Check and stir from time to time.
Let cool and then add a dash of black pepper. You can also add a tablespoon of butter at the end for a creamy texture
This soup is excellent to have during winter. The onion, garlic, ginger and pepper are warming herbs that help to support the respiratory system.
They are known to boost immunity and protect against infections.
Cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and potatoes are rich in antioxidants, Vitamins and potassium