Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, is a type of cabbage with purpleish red leaves used for salads,coleslaw and sweet and sour cabbage. It can also be used as a ph indicator for scientific purposes.
Cabbage is naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free. It is rich in vitamin C, plus offers carbohydrates, calcium, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium and dietary fiber. One cup shredded cabbage contains about 25 calories. Cabbage has been shown to have disease-preventive properties.
The red cabbage is a ball of closely formed red leaves. It is dense and round in appearance and is a firm but smooth vegetable.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Peel of the outer layer of leaves and simply slice as your recipe directs. You may want it shredded or just quartered.
Conserving and Storing
Red/purple cabbage keeps for weeks in the produce drawer of your refrigerator and makes for a nice vegetable or salad side dish when all the other produce has turned south.