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What is cabbage? About the ingredient cabbage. Including 716 recipes with cabbage, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Cabbage leaves often have a delicate, powdery, waxy coating called bloom. The occasionally sharp or bitter taste of cabbage is due to glucosinolate(s). Cabbages are also a good source of riboflavin.


The only part of the plant that is normally eaten is the leafy head; more precisely, the spherical cluster of immature leaves, excluding the partially unfolded outer leaves. Cabbage is used in a variety of dishes for its naturally spicy flavor. The so-called "cabbage head" is widely consumed raw, cooked, or preserved in a great variety of dishes. It is the principal ingredient in coleslaw.


Cabbage is often added to soups or stews. Cabbage soup is popular in Central and eastern Europe, and cabbage is an ingredient in some kinds of borscht. Garbure is a thick soup of cabbage or other vegetables with bacon. Cabbage may be an ingredient in kugel, a baked pudding served as a side dish or dessert. Cabbage is also used in many popular dishes in India.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, chopped (89g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5.2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 2.8
Protein 1.1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cabbage is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cabbage is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does cabbage weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, chopped 89
1 cup, shredded 70
1 head, large (about 7" dia) 1248
1 leaf, large 33
1 head, medium (about 5-3/4" dia) 908
1 leaf, medium 23
1 head, small (about 4-1/2" dia) 714
1 leaf 15

In Chinese:卷心菜
British (UK) term: Cabbage
en français:chou
en español:el repollo

Recipes using cabbage

There are 685 recipes that contain this ingredient.

All-American Cole Slaw
Aromatic Cabbage
Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Baked Spring Roll
Banda Kopir Tarkari (Vegetables Stir Fried with Spices)
Bayou Carlin Cole Slaw
Better Than KFC Coleslaw
Black Bean Slaw with Soy Ginger Dressing
Braised Cabbage with Thyme and Parsley
Bulgar Burgers
Cabbage and Daikon Kimchi
Cabbage and Potatoes

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