Savoy cabbage is a vegetable crop that belongs to the Cruciferous family of the cabbage genus. The wild-growing ancestor has not yet been established, although there is a theory that the first wild-growing species were found in Colchis, on the territory of modern Georgia. The first to cultivate the Savoy variety were the peasants of the Italian county of Savoy, therefore the culture received such a name. Heads of cabbage are similar to white cabbage, but the corrugated dark green leaves do not have coarse veins, are softer in taste, and sweeter. In its raw form, the variety is widely used by culinary specialists in the USA and Western Europe.
- Savoy cabbage has 2 times more protein than white cabbage.
- New varieties of this vegetable crop can withstand frosts down to -15 degrees.
- Savoy cabbage juice boosts immunity and has been used successfully to fight obesity.
- Savoy cabbage is relatively high in protein and low in dietary fiber, so it is recommended to include it in the diet with increased stress.
- In Europe, they appreciated the beneficial properties of Savoy cabbage – its rich vitamin and mineral composition. They try to include it in the daily menu during the epidemic season and during rehabilitation after diseases that caused the depletion of the body.
- With elevated progesterone levels and heavy menstruation, savoy cabbage salads should be included in the diet up to 4-5 times a week.
- Savoy cabbage is very beneficial for men. It prevents the development of prostatitis, increases libido, and restores sexual function.
- Savoy cabbage is easy to digest, so it is recommended to include it in the diet of young children, the elderly, and pregnant women. The vegetable contains folic acid, which stimulates the production of enzymes for carbon metabolism and is involved in the formation of new cells.
- Savoy cabbage should not be added to the diet after operations on the abdominal cavity and chest area. An increase in the amount of intestinal gases causes spastic contractions of the intestines, an increase in intra-abdominal pressure, which can provoke a discrepancy of the postoperative sutures.