Dark green leafy cabbage is high in vitamin C as well as iron which makes it a perfect food for anyone suffering from anemia as well as pregnant women due to its high folate content.
Cabbage also contains beta-carotene and potassium. As a member of the brassica family, it also contains phyto-chemicals like glucosinolates which are proven to reduce cancer, especially lung cancer.
When cooking cabbage please note that the pale center leaves are much less nutritious. Also avoid overcooking in boiling water as this depletes the nutritional content.
Calories in Cabbage:
4 oz/100g = 25 calories