Cabbage is a superfood with lots of nutrients and antioxidants! Among many other health benefits, it is known as an anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer food –especially colon cancer. It is a very alkaline forming food. Eat it often!
Cabbage is high in nutrients Vitamin C and A, a cruciferous vegetable high in polyphenols, important antioxidants for our bodies. Red Cabbage is especially high in these phytonutrients and can best retain its flavor by sauteing.
Try with 1/4 cup of broth for 5 minutes. Toss with ginger and rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar dressing and garlic. Or try this recipe.
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small cabbage, chopped, red preferred or green
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
Optional serve with wild or brown rice ½ cup per serving.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.
Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender. Serves 6 – 8.