Savoy cabbage

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Savoy cabbage
Cabbage, savoy, raw
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Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 113 kJ (27 kcal)
Carbohydrates 6.1 g
- Sugars 2.27 g
- Dietary fiber 3.1 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A equiv. 50 μg (6%)
- beta-carotene 600 μg (6%)
- lutein and zeaxanthin 77 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.07 mg (6%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.03 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.3 mg (2%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.187 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.19 mg (15%)
Folate (vit. B9) 80 μg (20%)
Choline 12.3 mg (3%)
Vitamin C 31 mg (37%)
Vitamin E 0.17 mg (1%)
Vitamin K 68.8 μg (66%)
Calcium 35 mg (4%)
Iron 0.4 mg (3%)
Magnesium 28 mg (8%)
Manganese 0.18 mg (9%)
Phosphorus 42 mg (6%)
Potassium 230 mg (5%)
Zinc 0.27 mg (3%)
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Savoy cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. sabauda L. or Brassica oleracea Savoy Cabbage Group) is a variety of the plant species Brassica oleracea. Savoy cabbage is a winter vegetable.

Savoy cabbage can be used in a variety of recipes. It pairs well with red wine, apples, spices, horseradish and meat. It can be used for roulades, in stews and soups, as well as roasted plain and drizzled with olive oil.

Cabbage that is heavy for its size with leaves that are unblemished and have a bright, fresh look are signs of desirable quality. Whole cabbages are preferred whenever possible as pre-cut or preshredded cabbage has a greatly diminished vitamin content. Peak season for most cabbages runs from November through April.

Fresh whole cabbage will keep in the refrigerator for one to six weeks depending on type and variety. Hard green, white or red cabbages will keep the longest while the looser Savoy and Chinese varieties need to be consumed more quickly. It is necessary to keep the outer leaves intact without washing when storing since moisture hastens decay.

Cabbage provides fiber, vitamins A, C, K and B6, folate, potassium, manganese, thiamin, calcium, iron and magnesium.

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