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16 Amazing Facts About Cabbage

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How much do you know about Cabbage? The most interesting facts related to cabbage are in this informative article.

  1. Some people like nibbling on a sweet cabbage stump, but you shouldn’t. This vegetable is designed in such a way that it is the stalk that accumulates many harmful substances, mainly nitrates, so it is better not to eat it. Which, of course, does not negate the benefits of the cabbage leaves themselves.
  2. It is not known for certain where cabbage first appeared on Earth, and in which country it began to be cultivated. But archaeological finds indicate that it has been purposefully cultivated for thousands of years. This vegetable was popular among the ancient Egyptians, and even at the dawn of the Dynastic period, that is, about 4500 years ago.
  3. Now in the world, there are about 100 varieties of cabbage, many of them are grown on an industrial scale. But all of them were bred by man, and not by nature – someone and a half centuries ago there was about three dozen varieties, and ancient civilizations cost ten. But over the past centuries, breeders have developed many new varieties that grow well in different conditions, are juicy, and stored for a long time. By the way, Pythagoras, the famous ancient Greek scientist, and philosopher were also noted as a cabbage breeder.
  4. Most vegetables are healthier fresh, but cabbage, oddly enough, is healthier in sauerkraut. In addition, it can be stored under suitable conditions for up to 8-10 months, since the beneficial substances in it are preserved thanks to lactic acid! Unless, of course, you live in the American state of West Virginia, it is illegal to ferment it there, since the smell that is released during this process can be unpleasant for people in the neighborhood.
  5. From a botanical point of view, a cabbage head is a huge bud. And he is able to spend the whole winter under the snow cover without harm to himself, and in the spring to give life to a new plant. It consists of a stump of numerous leaves, in which water accounts for slightly less than in cucumbers – about 90-91% of the mass.
  6. Freshly squeezed cabbage juice is widely used in cosmetology, as it rejuvenates the skin of the face, nourishes it with moisture, and thereby promotes elasticity. And eating cabbage helps to remove excess cholesterol from the body.
  7. The wild ancestor of cabbage has not yet been discovered. Perhaps he completely disappeared from the wild. Be that as it may, this vegetable began its march around the world long ago.
  8. There are not only edible cabbage varieties in the world but also decorative ones, grown exclusively for beauty. Some of them look absolutely fantastic, resembling flowers more than vegetables.
  9. Edible cabbage contains more vitamin C than many other vegetables and fruits. About 200 grams of fresh cabbage leaves would be enough to fully cover the daily requirement of the average adult for this vitamin.
  10. In the villages and villages in the south of the Komi Republic, the autumn festival “Chomor” is still celebrated. On the street, they organize festivities with games, songs, and dances, and cook boiled cabbage in large cauldrons. This is an obligatory dish of this holiday, and everyone is happy to treat themselves to cabbage, which is cooked with a variety of seasonings and from this, it became very tasty.
  11. Traditional medicine uses cabbage juice as a remedy for germs and inflammation.
  12. The luminaries of medicine have proved that cabbage, due to its unique vitamin U content, effectively treats stomach diseases, and cabbage leaves serve as a prophylactic against peptic ulcer disease. With the help of this vegetable, gastritis and colitis are also treated.
  13. Sauerkraut contains more vitamins than fresh cabbage. It can be eaten throughout the year because its beneficial properties last for about ten months.
  14. Ahead of cabbage is a huge bud that can perfectly withstand the winter frosts, and after a year, bring pods with seeds contained there.
  15. The ancient Chinese were the first to eat sauerkraut, which was soaked in alcohol. Back in the third century BC, during the construction of the Great Wall of China, workers were given sauerkraut soaked in rice wine.
  16. Cabbage cannot be sold in New Jersey on Sunday. And residents of West Virginia do not have the right to engage in the manufacture of sauerkraut, since the unpleasant aroma may not like the neighbors in the house.

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