Friday, December 14, 2007

Dr. Weil and Cabbage

In his article, 11 Things You Don't Have to Buy Organic, Dr. Weil stresses the importance of getting the health benefits of organic produce whenever possible. Then he observes that some people have budget contraints and gives a list of produce that contains the least amount of pesticides. Read more . . .

I have found cabbage to be one of the cheapest fresh vegetables around. It is also very versatile for light fare and winter comfort food. You can use in salads, soups, stir fry, as a side vegetable and so on. Here is a recipe for New England Boiled Dinner that will warm you up on those cold winter days. Cabbage goes uptown in this Simmered Cabbage recipe. And here is a Polish Borscht Soup recipe with cabbage that belongs in the First, You Eat category. I am not a fan of stuffed cabbage, but there are plenty of versions of it around and many people also consider it comfort.

Here's how the nutrients stack up:
Cabbage has a good amount of vitamin C which can help ward off those winter colds. One cup of shredded boiled cabbage contains nearly an entire day's supply of vitamin K. That same cup contains 13% of your daily fiber intake. Mineral-wise it contains large amounts of potassium.

So sit down and enjoy your non-organic cabbage guilt-free.


2 LMZ FARMS said...

There is nothing better than fried cabbage or boiled cabbage or even raw cabbage. Hope you are feeling better. Sorry to hear that you have this mess. I took therflu, nyquil, and mixed up some hotty toddy's and honestly, I don't know which one actually helped but some thing did and I feel better now. Hope you and yours have a blessed day.

Mule Shoe Farm said...

Yeah - we love cabbage, too. My husband made up some cabbage soup the other day and I've been eating it. I am feeling better. I slept 12hours last night and think that helped. I've also been drinking a bunch of water because I feel dried out with this mystery illness. If I took theraflu and nyquil, I'd sleep for a couple days, so I'm just trying to avoid the medicine. So far, so good.
Have a great Sunday.

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