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Cabbage In Your Cooking

Apr 18, 2008
Whether you are looking to add a tasty treat to your table, or you are simply looking for an economical way to eat more healthily, one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to start looking into what cabbage can do for you.

Although cabbage contains a healthy supply of vitamin C, many people have come to think that its only used as a stuffing or as a main ingredient in coleslaw, but the fact is that cabbage is a multi-purpose vegetable as well as a great inclusion to your diet.

Pickling cabbage, is one of most fascinating and striking ways of eating it. The history of pickled cabbage, which spans from Europe to Asia, is a lengthy and exciting one; In Korea, for example, the tasty spicy kimchee uses cabbage as its main ingredient, and in Germany, the famous sauerkraut has a cabbage base. Pickling cabbage is an astoundingly easy skill to learn. Cabbage is sliced and put inside a container with water and salt and is then left to ferment in a humid environment. This process is fairly practiced throughout the world, and you might also effectively utilize it as a guide in your recipe. For a varied taste, you can either add some vinegar, pepper, ginger, garlic or chilies.

Boiling it with soups and stews is another excellent way of having cabbage, as the sugar gets released and the leaves becomes soft and tender, generating an unmistakable fragrance. Served with more sizable dishes, like ground beef and rice, this dish will be an excellent compliment.

In prior, cabbage has been generally used to control intestinal problems as it's an excellent source of dietary fiber, as you'll discover. Owing to the fact that cabbage is full of glutamine, it is likewise used in the care of inflammations.

Regularly used as a way to promote consistency and solvency in other food items, it effectively soaks up the sauces and tasted surrounding it as a stand-in filler. For your next stir-fry, think about using cabbage. Throw in the cabbage and other vegetables and cook until tender after first adding the meat. You'll will also find that for a variety of rolls, cooked cabbage will make an excellent wrapper, other than it being an excellent way for your family to incorporating some fiber into their food.

There are lots of reasons to use cabbage in your cooking, so find the one that works for you today!
About the Author
Kathy Bea has been involved with food and cooking for over thirty years, and writes for magazines and articles on cooking.
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