Nutritional benefits of cabbage microgreens
Red cabbage microgreens contain many of the nutrients that need to be present in a healthy diet. These nutrients include vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and K. Other essential nutrients which are present in red cabbage include zinc, manganese, iron, calcium and beta-carotene. There are carbohydrates present in red cabbage, but very few lipids.
For many people, the most important thing about food is that it tastes good. Of course, it helps a lot if meals are healthy too. Using red cabbage and red cabbage microgreens can help make this happen.
They provide many different health benefits. Red cabbage:
- guards against free radicals with its antioxidant properties;
- contains anthocyanins which protect against skin aging;
- helps keep cholesterol levels in check;
- assists with the relief of constipation;
- helps with thyroid function;
- assists with memory and concentration;
- improves the working of the immune system;
- helps to slow the development of osteoporosis.
It’s easy to see that including red cabbage in a healthy diet can provide many useful benefits.
Taste and use of cabbage microgreens
It’s possible to cook red cabbage, although it can also be eaten raw; to add crunch to a fresh salad. It’s the perfect ingredient to be used on a sandwich and it can also be included in a pasta dish or risotto.
Red cabbage microgreens can lose that famous red shade when they’re cooked; they tend to take on a blue or brown colour. However, if an acidic element such as lemon or vinegar, is added to the cooking water, the red colour can be maintained.
This means that red cabbage can be an attractive element of a dish as well as a healthy one.