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See what Cabbage has in stored for you

By on May 24, 2013 in Dieting, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Cabbage is not a desirable vegetable, not even for most adults. It has a tinge of green color because it protected inside leaves and is minimally exposed to the sun. In this article, you will find out what cabbage has in stored for you.

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It contains the following vitamins:

  • Vitamin C – 28.1 mg (Believe it or not, it has more Vit C than even oranges do. This vitamin strengthens the body defense system and also helps in growth.)
  • Vitamin E – 0.11 mg (good for eyes and hair)

Other vitamins found in cabbage are:

  • Vitamin K – 81.5 mcg
  • Folate – 22 mcg
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.029 mg
  • Vitamin B6 – 0.084 mg
  • Niacin – 0.186 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid – 0.13 mg

Apart from being a good source of these beneficial vitamins, cabbage has fibers and also has the power to minimize the risks of tumors because of a special ingredient sulphoraphane which is a sulphur containing molecule which has anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) properties.  Cabbage also contains the following minerals in the given amount:

  • Potassium – 147 mg
  • Calcium – 36 mg
  • Phosphorus – 25 mg
  • Magnesium – 11 mg
  • Sodium – 6 mg
  • Copper – 0.013 mg
  • Manganese – 0.154 mg
  • Zinc – 0.15 mg
  • Iron – 0.13 mg
  • Selenium – 0.5 mcg

Other minerals are also found in minor quantity. With so many healthy elements inside cabbage, it should definitely be included in diet. You should also know that boiling the cabbage or heating it too much may lessen its anti-cancer properties.

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