Red Cabbage, a Health-Promoting Vegetable

Elegant Purple Cabbage is Brilliant in a Fresh Salad

Health-Benefits of Red Cabbage
Julienne of Purple Cabbage, Marinated in Vinaigrette then Decorated with Yellow Plum Tomatoes and Feta Cheese
The deep colour of red or purple cabbage is caused by a high concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, giving it significantly more phytonutrients than green cabbage. Anthocyanin pigments are strong dietary antioxidants, and possess anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that they can play a role in protecting the human body from cancer and other degenerative diseases.
100 grams (about 3 ounces) of raw purple cabbage can contain as much as  196.5 milligrams of polyphenols, of which 28.3 milligrams are anthocyanins (deep red, blue and purple pigments found in plants). Green cabbage contains a comparatively low 45 milligrams of polyphenols, which include less than one milligram of anthocyanins. The “vitamin C equivalent,” which represents the antioxidant quotient of red or purple cabbage, is roughly eight times higher than that of green cabbage. Red cabbage is one of the most nutritious and potentially best-tasting vegetables on planet Earth. Shredded thinly and marinated in balsamic vinegar and olive oil, eating red cabbage is a powerful health-tonic. In my photograph of a purple cabbage salad, I have added yellow pear tomatoes and feta cheese to it for a colourful and nutritious dish.
Easy to grow, red or purple cabbage will continue to thrive until the garden has suffered many deep-frost nights.
©M-J de Mesterton

Purple Cabbage in the Late-Autumn GardenRed Cabbage Growing in the Kitchen Garden

Purple Cabbage, Grown at Home by M-J Raw Red Cabbage[

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Elegant Purple Cabbage Salad

Red or purple cabbage, sliced thinly and mixed with feta cheese, yellow tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro and salt makes an elegant salad. I grew this purple cabbage and the yellow pear tomatoes. It is best to let this dressed salad sit at room temperature for at least an hour, so that the cabbage softens a little.

©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Purple Cabbage Salad

Red or purple cabbage, sliced thinly and mixed with feta cheese, yellow tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro and salt makes an elegant salad. I grew this purple cabbage and the yellow pear tomatoes. It is best to let this dressed salad sit at room temperature for at least an hour, so that the cabbage softens a little.

©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Purple Cabbage Salad

Red or purple cabbage, sliced thinly and mixed with feta cheese, yellow tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro and salt makes an elegant salad. I grew this purple cabbage and the yellow pear tomatoes. It is best to let this dressed salad sit at room temperature for at least an hour, so that the cabbage softens a little.

©M-J de Mesterton

>Elegant Purple Cabbage Salad

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Red or purple cabbage, sliced thinly and mixed with feta cheese, yellow tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro and salt makes an elegant salad. I grew this purple cabbage and the yellow pear tomatoes. It is best to let this dressed salad sit at room temperature for at least an hour, so that the cabbage softens a little.

©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Purple Cabbage Salad

Red or purple cabbage, sliced thinly and mixed with feta cheese, yellow tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro and salt makes an elegant salad. I grew this purple cabbage and the yellow pear tomatoes. It is best to let this dressed salad sit at room temperature for at least an hour, so that the cabbage softens a little.

©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

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Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

>Elegant Cabbage Salad

>

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

>Elegant Cabbage Salad

>

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

>Elegant Cabbage Salad

>

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

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