- 5 Months ago
Purple cabbage (also known as red cabbage) once used in traditional recipes, is gaining popularity in food preparations for the variety, colour and nutritive value it adds to a dish. Its rich fiber content eases digestion and prevents cardiovascular diseases. The high potassium composition is also important to maintain optimal electrolyte balance.
Vitamin A and C also form a high percentage of purple cabbage. Vitamin C enhances calcium absorption, helps for collagen and is an active antioxidant. However, exposure to heat destroys vitamin C and hence it is only the raw cabbage that is rich in Vitamin C. The amount of Vitamin A present in a purple cabbage provides 20 percent of the daily vitamin A requirement recommended for Indians. Vitamin A aids in maintaining vision, reproduction and skin health. Apart from this, purple cabbages are rich in polyphenols.