Alice Henneman

cabbage

Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables in existence and continues to be a dietary staple throughout the world. The bright color in red cabbage may stain foods, clothes, and utensils. You can prepare red cabbage with vinegar, wine, or an acidic fruit to maintain its color-otherwise it with become bluish-gray!

How to Select

Buy whole in a head or shredded. Choose cabbage heads with tight leaves that are heavy for their size.

How to Store

Keep fresh cabbage in the refrigerator up to 7 days.

How to Prepare

Remove thick outer leaves. Rinse in cold water. Shred raw cabbage for use in salads, such as coleslaw. Cook cabbage and add it to soups and stews. Cabbage can also be pickled to make sauerkraut.