A perennial favourite, green cabbage is a large, cruciferous vegetable with waxy, pale green leaves that form a dense ball measuring up to 20 centimetres in diameter. Cabbage leaves are crunchy when raw (which makes them a great addition to salads) and tender when cooked. Green cabbage has a sweet, grassy flavour.
Just one cup of green cabbage contains 85% of the daily recommended intake (RDI) of vitamin K, which is vital for blood clotting and bone building, 54% of the RDI of vitamin C, which is important for skin, tissue and bone health. Green cabbage also contains smaller amounts of other nutrients like vitamin A, iron and riboflavin.