Cabbage

Cabbage

Freshly picked cabbages waiting to be taken to market

Although the more lettuce-like Chinese cabbage is more common, the hard-headed type of cabbage is also seen in the markets. Although the cabbage probably originated in Asia, it wasn't until after the Celts introduced it to Europe that the hard-headed variety was developed, sometime during the middle ages. Cabbage was definitely known to the Egyptians, who would eat large quantities of the vegetables before a night of drinking in the belief that it would allow them to drink more without feeling the effects. The Greeks and Romans apparently believed that cabbages could cure just about any ailment. For their part, traditional Thai wisdom has it that cabbages are a powerful aphrodisiac, hence the unusual name of one of Bangkok's popular restaurants, Cabbages & Condoms, which is run by the Population Development Association.
 

Weight Information
1 cup, chopped 89.0 g
1 cup, shredded 70.0 g
1 head, large (about 7" dia) 1248.0 g
1 leaf, large 33.0 g
1 head, medium (about 5-3/4" dia) 908.0 g
1 leaf, medium 23.0 g
1 head, small (about 4-1/2" dia) 714.0 g
1 leaf 15.0 g
Nutritional Information for 1 cup, chopped
Energy 22.25
Protein 1.1392 20.000 6%
Total lipid (fat) 0.089 65.000 0%
Carbohydrate, by difference 5.162 300.000 2%
Fiber, total dietary 2.225 25.000 9%
Calcium, Ca 35.6 1000.000 4%
Iron, Fe 0.4183 18.000 2%
Magnesium, Mg 10.68 400.000 3%
Phosphorus, P 23.14 1000.000 2%
Potassium, K 151.3 3500.000 4%
Sodium, Na 16.02 2400.000 1%
Zinc, Zn 0.1602 15.000 1%
Copper, Cu 0.01691 2.000 1%
Manganese, Mn 0.1424 2.000 7%
Selenium, Se 0.267 70.000 0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 32.574 60.000 54%
Thiamin 0.05429 1.500 4%
Riboflavin 0.0356 1.700 2%
Niacin 0.20826 20.000 1%
Pantothenic acid 0.18868 10.000 2%
Vitamin B-6 0.11036 2.000 6%
Folate, total 38.27 400.000 10%
Folate, food 38.27 400.000 10%
Carotene, beta 37.38
Carotene, alpha 29.37
Vitamin A, IU 87.22 5000.000 2%
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.1335
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 67.64 80.000 85%
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.03026 20.000 0%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.01513
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.01513