From the group of vegetables we separate red cabbage, whose composition and therapeutic components for the body is much larger than the green cabbage. Although, in the everyday life we more preferred green, it is important to know that consumption of red cabbage grant’s the organism several times more vitamins and minerals than usual.
What does red cabbage contain?
The very dark purple (to red) color identifies with something healthy for blood. It contains about 6-8 times more vitamin C than green cabbage, rich in calcium, potassium, iron, B vitamins and beta carotene.
100 g of red cabbage contains:
- 31 calories;
- 0 g. cholesterol;
- 31 calories;
- 27 mg. sodium;
- 243 mg. potassium;
- 7,37 g. total carbohydrates (2.1 g dietary fiber, sugars 3.91);
- 16 g. total fat (0.034 g saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat 0.125 g, 0.019 g monounsaturated fat);
The amount of selenium which contains in its composition helps to regulate blood pressure, produces antibodies in case of inborn genetic defects, and helps to improve fertility in men. In folk medicine cabbage juice containing gefarkat used to treat stomach ulcer. The gefarkat helps to create a thin layer which protects the stomach by the stomach acid attack. Thereby helping to destroy the “Helicobacter pylori” bacteria that attack the stomach and cause ulcers. Large amounts of vitamin C are important in the production of collagen. Frequent consumption of cabbage, especially in winter, helps to maintain healthy and shiny skin. Moreover, it believes that cabbage helps in faster healing of Pimples on the face. The medicine is still investigating the effect of red cabbage. In many studies it is assumed that helps build healthy brain and healthy heart muscle.
Here are some recipes that might help in certain conditions and circumstances:
- Reduce pain and swelling: When you have some injuries and swelling, put coatings of cabbage leaves on the place where is the injury or swelling.
- Medicine for gastric ulcer: Consume regularly freshly squeezed juice of red cabbage, until the ulcer runs out.
- Cough syrup: The syrup obtained from red cabbage helps soothe the cough. It’s obtained when 100 ml. pressed juice of red cabbage will be mixed with 120 g. sugar. This compound is boiled until it thickens.
- Medicine for anemia: Consume 2-3 glasses of freshly squeezed juice of red cabbage every day.
- Medicine for drunkenness: To overcome the consequences of drunkenness take two tablespoons of syrup of red cabbage.