cabbage is a plant of the Family Brassicaceae (or
Cruciferae). It is a herbaceous, biennial, and dicotyledonous
flowering plant with leaves forming a characteristic compact
contains significant amounts glutamine, an amino acid, which has
- Cabbage is
rich in Vitamin C (an antioxidant) and fiber and is also a
member of the cruciferous vegetable family.
grow well on a wide range of soils from light sand to heavier
- The best
soil for this plant is well-fertilized, medium to heavy loams
which are well drained to a depth of 600 mm or more.
grows best when plantlets are grown and then planted out.
Cabbage will grow well on most well drained soil types.
European folk medicine, cabbage leaves are used to treat acute
inflammation. A paste of raw cabbage may be placed in a cabbage
leaf and wrapped around the affected area to reduce discomfort.
- In the
treatment of leg ulcers, eczema, acne, cold sores, burns,
shingles, and chronic wounds, the application of cabbage leaves
has been used since time immemorial.
majority of cabbage is used in processing for coleslaw (45%),
followed by fresh head cabbage (35%), sauerkraut (12%), and
other fresh-cut products (5-10%).
- The United
States ranks 6th in terms of production accounting for 3 percent
of the world total, behind India (9%), Russia (6%) , South
Korea (4%), and Japan (3%).
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