Cabbage is one of the most versatile vegetables. Not only does it lends itself to all types of cooking methods it is highly nutritious.
Cabbage - One of the Most Nutritional Foods There is
Cabbage is one of those vegetables that you most definitely want to include in you diet at least 3 to 4 times a week. It is a powerhouse. It's health benefits and nutritional value are above the norm. Some of the most valuable benefits are:
- richness in anti-inflammatory goodness
- richness in antioxidants
- richness in glucosinolates
If you need another reason to include cabbage n you diet think of it this way, it is also known to help prevent cancer.
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4 hours 30 min
Serves 6 people
- 12 large cabbage leaves
- 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1 small white onion, minced
- 2 tsp. garlic, minced
- 1 large apple, minced
- 1 cup rice (white or brown), cooked
- 1 small (4 oz. can) mushroom pieces
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. celantro
- 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cans (14 oz.) petite diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- In a large pot of boiling water, blanche cabbage leaves for three minutes. Drain and run under cold water. Set aside on paper towels to drain excess water.
- Combine raw ground beef, eggs, garlic, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt , cooked rice, Italian bread crumbs, and cilantro. Mix well.
- Place cabbage leaves on a flat surface, divide mixture equally among the 12 leaves, and roll with bottom and sides enclosing filling.
- Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in frying pan and sauté onion and garlic until onions are transparent. Add res of the ingredients and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
- Pour about half of the sauce into a crock pot and place cabbage rolls on top. Pour the rest of the sauce over cabbage rolls.
- Cook on high for approximately 4 hours.
Health Benefits of Cabbage
Cabbage is one of those superfoods that you hear about. You know the kind I mean, delicious and unbelievably nutritious. So, what's so great about cabbage?
- It can be eaten cooked or raw. It is equally delicious and nutritious either way.
- One cup of cabbage is only 22 calories. What a great weight loss food.
- A warm compress made with cabbage leaves can help relieve the pain of a headache.
- Cabbage is an excellent source for Vitamin C.
- It’s ideal for weight loss. With only 33 calories per cup, cooked cabbage is low in fat and high in fiber. It is definitely a smart carb.
- The important mineral, Iron is found in cabbage and is required for the red blood cell formation.
- It is said that cabbage can be used as laxative, to treat intestinal ulcers, engorged breasts, rheumatism, sore throat, melancholy and to extract excess heat from the body.
- It helps detoxify the body.
- Cabbage is filled to the brim with powerful antioxidants that are known to help protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
- Cabbage is low in cholesterol and saturated fat.
- It is believed that people who eat large amounts of cabbage regularly are found to have a low rate of colon cancer.
- It has loads of Vitamin K which help to give you healthy bones.
- Cabbage contains fiber which helps keep the digestive tact clean.
- Potassium is also contained in cabbage and helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
- The high content of vitamin C and sulphur in cabbage removes toxins.
- Not only that, it helps reduce LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels in the blood.
- Vitamin K has established role been shown to help in the cure of Alzheimer's disease patients.
- If you like juicing, juiced cabbage is known to help cure stomach and intestinal ulcers.
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Cabbage rolls wrapped in green leaves
ground hamburger cooked
add chopped onions and the rice
roll in leaf
— Phyllis Babcock
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2015 Susan Hazelton
Faith Reaper from southern USA on June 05, 2016:
Yummy, I will have to try your recipe! I knew cabbage was healthy but had not clue until reading your informative hub just how good for you it is.
Thanks for sharing this gem.
Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on March 04, 2016:
@peachpurple I haven't tried it that way. It does sound good.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on March 02, 2016:
i love stir fry cabbage with dried prawns, awesome and simple meal
Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 16, 2016:
aviannnovice try ground turkey and panko crumbs, you'll have a healthier tasty cabbage roll.
Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 16, 2016:
@DDE it's not only good but good for you. I bet you would like it.
Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on January 02, 2016:
My mother used to make a similar recipe to this. I should try yours, minus the beef and breadcrumbs in order to see what I come up with. Good to see you again!
Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on December 30, 2015:
peachpurple it is for sure versatile. I love cabbage.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 30, 2015:
I like this recipe and have not tried stuffed cabbage. It is easy and worth a try. Happy New Year to you.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 29, 2015:
one thing good about cabbage is , a versatile veggie that goes with any ingredients
Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on December 28, 2015:
always exploring you'll love the stuffed cabbage. Sorry about your printer.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 27, 2015:
I love cabbage and eat it at least twice a week. I have never had stuffed cabbage, I tried to print your recipe but my printer won't print? A new Canon printer, Grr.. Probably something I'm doing wrong. Anyway, thank you for this delicious receipt 2. I will try then both.