Cabbage is a vegetable described to be with a round shape and is composed of its superimposed leaf layers. Known to be a member of a food family traditionally called cruciferous vegetables. It is commonly related to collards, broccoli, kale and brussel sprouts. All of the cruciferous vegetables provide integrated nourishment to the body which had a wide variety of nutritional categories and provide a wide support to the overall nutrition of the body as well.
Because the inner leaves of cabbage are protected from sunlight by the leaves surrounding them, they appear to be lighter in color. There are three known types of the vegetable: red, green and Savoy. The color of the green typed of this vegetable ranges from pale to dark green. Both of the green and red type have a smooth textured of leaves. The red cabbage has leaves that are either crimson or purple in color with the white veins running through the leaves. The leaves of the Savoy type are more muffled and had that yellowish-green in color reflection. The red and green kind have a more defined taste and is crunchy in texture compared to the Savoy cabbage more delicate nature.
Cabbage vegetables are abundant, sturdy and inexpensive. It is considered to be a longstanding dietary vegetable throughout the world. It is so widely cultivated through the year and stores easily.
You can really count on the benefits of this superfood vegetable. It will eventually provide you a good and a healthy heart because of its valuable support in the form of cholesterol reduction. Researchers know the detail on how this happens. The liver uses cholesterol as a basic building block to produce bile. Bile acids are essential molecules to sustain fat digestion and absorption known to be an emulsification process. These molecules are stored in the gall bladder and when you eat foods which contains fat, they will be released and helps in fat digestion and absorption. The tendency of eating cabbage in the diet, it will bind with some of the bile acids in the intestine in such a way that the bile will not be taking up by the body, instead they will be passed out in a bowel movement. When this process happens, the liver needs to replace the lost bile by taking up the existing amount of cholesterol and as a result it will lead to dropping down of cholesterol level.