Discover the nutritious and colourful vegetable that contains few calories, is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants called anthocyanins.
Red cabbage – what taste?
Red cabbage has a slightly tangy taste and firm texture of raw, but when cooking becomes sweet and soft in texture.
Red cabbage contains only 21 calories per 100 grams, because it’s 90% water. The composition has a small amount of protein — 1 gram, a small amount of fat and about 4 grams of carbohydrates. This type of cabbage is also a good source of fiber with 3 g per 100 g
Vitamins and minerals
Red cabbage has a good combination of vitamins and minerals. It has a lot of folate, which is essential during pregnancy, and also helps the body produce red blood cells. The vegetable also contains vitamin C which protects our cells, acting as antioxidants, and potassium that we need for a healthy heart.
Anthocyanins are antioxidants contained in purple fruits and vegetables, including red cabbage. Today, there are many studies of these phytonutrients because of their numerous health benefits.
A study conducted in 2019, conducted jointly by American and French scientists, testifies to the growing amount of evidence that anthocyanins play a positive role in cardiovascular health, and that those who eat foods with anthocyanins, the less the risk of heart attacks and death from cardiovascular disease.