Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, is a cruciferous vegetable that’s delicious both raw and cooked.
One cup of red cabbage contains 85% of our daily requirement of vitamin K as well as 54% of our daily C requirement. It is rich in vitamin B6 and folate, both of which are essential for many important processes in the body, including energy metabolism and the normal functioning of the nervous system.
The insoluble fiber from red cabbage is known to prevent constipation, lower the risk of developing diverticular disease and may help relieve symptoms of some gastrointestinal conditions. It's rich in soluble fiber too, which has been shown to increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
And according to a study published on the NCBI government website red cabbage has significant antihyperglycemic activity and can protect against diabetic nephropathy.
So, the next time you are at the grocery store give some a try!