THE BASICS OF PLANTING AND GROWING A VEGETABLE GARDEN

VEGETABLE GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS Whether you’re a 0beginner with a single pot or an old hand planting an entire plot, This Vegetable Gardening Guide will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables ever. VEGETABLE GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS Why garden, you ask? If you’ve never tasted garden-fresh vegetables (lots of people haven’t!), you will be amazed by the sweet, juicy flavors and vibrant textures. There’s absolutely nothing quite like fresh veggies, especially if you grow them yourself—which you can! In this guide, the basics of vegetable gardening and planning: how to pick the right site for…

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Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cabbage

Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a very good source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Additionally, cabbage is a good source of choline, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, protein and niacin. As described earlier in this food profile, cabbage is also a unique source of several types of phytonutrients. Its overall antioxidant activity is largely due to its unusual phenol and polyphenol content. With red cabbage, these polyphenols include antioxidant and…

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Methods of Preparing, Cooking and Enjoying Cabbage

Tips for Preparing Cabbage Even though the inside of cabbage is usually clean since the outer leaves protect it, you still may want to clean it. Wash whole cabbage head under running water or remove the thick fibrous outer leaves and cut the cabbage into pieces and then wash under running water. We recommend washing cabbage just prior to eating or cooking in order to help decrease the rate of deterioration. To cut cabbage into smaller pieces, first quarter it and remove the core. Cabbage can be cut into slices…

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How to Select and Store Cabbage

Below are some of the basic procedures to which you can properly select and store your cabbage: Choose cabbage heads that are firm and dense with shiny, crisp, colorful leaves free of cracks, bruises, and blemishes. Severe damage to the outer leaves is suggestive of worm damage or decay that may reside in the inner core as well. 2. There should be only a few outer loose leaves attached to the stem. If not, it may be an indication of undesirable texture and taste. 3. Avoid buying precut cabbage, either…

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History and Description of Cabbage

Cabbage has a round shape and is composed of superimposed leaf layers. It is a member of the food family traditionally known as cruciferous vegetables and is very closely related to kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts. All cruciferous vegetables provide integrated nourishment across a wide variety of nutritional categories and provide broad support across a wide variety of body systems as well. For more on cruciferous vegetables see: The word “brassica” translates in Latin as “cabbage.” However, this connection between cabbage and “brassica” vegetables can sometimes be confusing. Cabbage…

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