Cabbage is very popularly used in Salad dressings, because of its taste and satiety value. Cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked. It can be boiled, steamed, braised, sautéed, stir-fried, and microwaved. It should be cooked until just tender. Overcooking will result in limp, pasty cabbage and produce a very unpleasant smell.
· Use shredded raw cabbage as a garnish for sandwiches and grated cabbage in salads, soups and sandwich fillings.
· Lightly sauted cabbage along with grated apples mixed into curds makes an interesting raita.
· Make nutritious muthias by mixing grated cabbage mixed with jowar flour, spices and steaming these rolls.
· Fortify Parathas by stuffing them with a mix of sauted carrots and cabbage.
· Add grated cabbage to dosa / adai batter to make it more filling and nutritious.
· Steam the outer large leaves of a cabbage and use them to roll up vegetables or rice. This makes a healthy version of spring rolls.
· Cabbage tastes best when steamed, coated with melted butter, toasted nuts, minced onion & celery. Grated Cabbage in combination with Mint leaves pounded added to Parathas gives a refreshing taste.
· Cabbage leaves are a great way to inspire leftovers. Spoon some leftovers such as rice salad or a vegetable mixture onto the center of a cabbage leaf and roll into a neat little package. Bake in medium heat oven until hot. Enjoy your easy and healthy version of stuffed cabbage.
How to store cabbage, patta gobi, kobi
Keeping cabbage cold will keep it fresh and help it retain its vitamin C content. Put the whole head in a plastic bag in the crisper of your refrigerator. Green cabbage will keep this way for about 2 weeks. If you need to store a partial head of cabbage, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Since the vitamin C content of cabbage starts to quickly degrade once it has been cut, you should use the remainder within a couple of days. But remember, the older it gets, the stronger the flavor and odour will be.
Health benefits of cabbage, patta gobi, kobi 1. Low calorie :
A serving of cabbage contains only 27 calories and can help you in managing your weight. It provides bulk to your diet and thus promotes satiety helping you to eat lesser in between meals. Therefore, it promotes weight loss. A study found that eating cruciferous vegetables was associated with weight loss in a span of two years (1).2. Relieves constipation :
Salads made with vegetables like cabbage, spinach, lettuce will relieve constipation as they provide bulk and helps in easy expulsion of the faeces. A study stated that consuming 20 g/day of concentrated dietary fibre from carrot, cabbage, apple, bran, and guar gum can decrease the mean transit-time through the gut (2).
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.Nutritional Information for 1 cup Chopped Cabbage, Gobhi
One cup of Chopped Cabbage is 88 grams.
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.
1.58 grams of Protein
4.04 grams of Carbs
0.08 grams of Fat
109.12 mg Vitamin C
= 272.8% of RDA (about 40 mg)
99.44 mcg of Vitamin K
= 82.6 % of RDA (about 120 mcg)
20.24 mcg of Folic Acid
= 10.12% of RDA (about 200 mcg)
2.46 grams of Fibre
= 9.8% of RDA (about 25 to 30 grams)
27.28 mg of Magnesium
(Mg) = 7.7% of RDA (about 350 mg)
38.72 mg of Phosphorus
= 6.4% of RDA (about 600 mg for adult)
0.07 mg of Riboflavin, Vitamin B2
= 6.3 % of RDA (about 1.1 mg)
34.32 mg of Calcium
(Ca) = 5.7% of RDA (about 1000 mg)
0.052 mg of Vitamin B1, Thiamine
= 5.2% of RDA (about 1.2 to 1.5 mg)
0.70 mg of Iron
(Fe) = 3.3% of RDA (about 20 mg for women)
149.6 mg of Potassium
(K) = 3.1% of RDA (about 4,700 mg)
0.35 mg of Vitamin B3, Niacin
= 2.9% of RDA (about 12 mg)
0.26 mg of Zinc
= 2.6% of RDA (about 10 to 12 mg)
105.6 mcg of Vitamin A
= 2.1 % of RDA (about 4800 mcg)