CABBAGE NUTRITION



Cabbage nutrition has been discussed here. It is valued for its mineral, vitamin content and alkaline nature. It is also used as salad. Eating it raw is much more beneficial than cooked variety. After cooking, useful nutrients are greatly minimized or almost lost. The raw cabbage is also easily digestible than the cooked one (longer it is cooked, less digestible it becomes).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE –


Cabbage is:

• Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol

• High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium.

The nutritional value and health benefit makes it ideal for:

• Maintaining optimum health

• Weight loss

Don't include too much cabbage in your diet if you're interested in:

• Weight gain




Read about - Description, Distribution, Varieties, Properties, Preparation Tips and Storage of Cabbage here....


The following nutrition information is for one serving. This general information is for any variety of raw cabbage.

Analysis gives the following composition of vitamins, minerals and micro nutrients (per 100 gm of edible portion):

• Moisture – 91.9%

• Protein – 1.8%

• Fat – 0.1%

• Fiber – 1.0%

• Carbohydrates – 4.6%

• Minerals – 0.6%

• Calcium – 40 mg

• Phosphorus – 45 mg

• Iron – 0.8 mg

• Vitamin C – 125 mg

• Sugars – 2.51 g

• Total Fat: – 0.08 g

• Saturated Fat – 0.011 g

• Monounsaturated Fat – 0.006 g

• Polyunsaturated Fat – 0.042 g

• Cholesterol – 0 mg

• Magnesium: – 1 mg

• Potassium: 172 mg

• Sodium – 13 mg

• Zinc – 0.13 mg

• Thiamin: 0.035 mg

• Riboflavin – 0.028 mg

• Niacin – 0.210 mg

• Pantothenic Acid – 0.098 mg

• Vitamin B6 – 0.067 mg

• Folate – 30 mcg

• Vitamin A: 120 I.U.

• Vitamin E– 0.11 mg

• Vitamin K – 42.0 mcg

• Caloric value – 27




Let's find out how this nutritive value of cabbage will help you in the maintenance of health and well being. Read about the health benefits of cabbage in the next article....


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