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Hearty Cabbage

Cabbage was a last resort in my house growing up. It was almost a green vegetable, so it was hard to convince us kids to eat it. Mom had to chop it up into tiny pieces. It’s cheap compared to other veg, and lasts a long time in the fridge. It’s hearty and filling, and a sponge for seasonings. Many American families bust it out only on St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef, but it has so much more potential! If you get really into cabbage, try kimchi. A staple in Korean cuisine, is a famous traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as Napa cabbage and Korean radish.
Cabbage is packed with nutrients and low in calories, high in vitamin K and C, and even has some fiber and protein. And best of all, one head of cabbage goes a long way. In terms of price per edible cup, a report by the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has shown cabbage to be the second most economical cooked vegetable in terms of price per edible cup. Only potatoes c…

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