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Head cabbage stands up to frying, boiling or pickling

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 25, 2012

~~<p>What do Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and won bok have in common? They're all brassicas, a species of the cabbage family that is wide and varied in its specimens. The word cabbage is derived from the French word &quot;caboche,&quot; which refers to head.</p>
<p>Head cabbage is that spherical, compact head of broad, flat, light green leaves. Like its cruciferous cousins, cabbage has disease-protective antioxidants and is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Heads should be heavy for their size, with firmly packed, crisp leaves.</p>
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What do Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and won bok have in common? They're all brassicas, a species of the cabbage family that is wide and varied in its specimens. The word cabbage is derived from the French word "caboche," which refers to head.

Head cabbage is that spherical, compact head of broad, flat, light green leaves. Like its cruciferous cousins, cabbage has disease-protective antioxidants and is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Heads should be heavy for their size, with firmly packed, crisp leaves. Login for more...



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