It’s not just slaw
In our quest for the next acai juice and organic pistachio nut we forget how remarkable the inexpensive, common vegetables are. Cabbage is a big ol power house of vitamin C. Even more impressive, cabbage is famous for a specialized, naturally-occurring nitrogenous compound known as indoles. Research indicates that indoles can lower the risk of various forms of cancer, including breast cancer. Chopping and chewing releases the enzyme (myrosinase) that helps form the indoles. Let’s shred!
I loved learning that the ancient Greeks and Romans used a preparation of lard and burnt cabbage leaves as an ointment for disinfecting wounds. Rub it on after your next jousting match. You laugh, but it holds up in a court of science. Cabbage extracts have been proven to kill certain viruses and bacteria in the laboratory setting. This humble vegetable boosts our immune system’s ability to produce more antibodies. It also provides high levels of iron and sulphur; minerals that work as cleansing agents for the digestive system. Holy cabbage leaf! Your dinner table should not be without it. Make Nappa Cabbage Slaw with Toasted Almonds today. Please TELL US YOUR FAVORITE SLAW RECIPE. Our collective health is depending on it.