Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea
Also known as:
Mini drum cabbage, red cabbage, mini savoy cabbage, sugarloaf cabbage.
Cabbages require cooler growing conditions, full sun and fertile, well drained clay loams and alluvial soils with a high organic matter. The great diversity in climates in Rugby Farm’s growing areas, ensure mini drum cabbage, red cabbage, mini savoy cabbage, sugarloaf cabbages can be successfully produced 12 months of the year.
Cabbage contain vitamins A, C, K and B6, folate, potassium, manganese, thiamin, calcium, iron, magnesium and dietary fibre.
It is most likely that cabbages were domesticated somewhere in Europe before 1000 BC, although savoys were not developed until the 16th century. Cabbages are a versatile vegetable that can be pickled, steamed, stewed, sautéed, braised, fermented for dishes such as sauerkraut, or eaten raw.
How to Store:
Keep cabbages in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator until you are ready to use.
How to Use:
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