Purple cabbage in Kenya which is also called red cabbage, is one of the types of kale and belongs to the cabbage family.
This group includes nutrient-dense vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kale.
Its taste is similar to green cabbage.
However, it is richer in beneficial plant compounds that have been linked to health benefits such as stronger bones and improved heart health.
Purple cabbage is thought to reduce inflammation and protect against certain types of cancers.
It is also an incredibly versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw, cooked or fermented and added to a variety of dishes.
In the rest of this article, you will get to know the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of purple cabbage for the health of the body, as well as its side effects and harms.
Benefits and benefits of purple cabbage for body health
1. It is rich in nutrients
Despite being low in calories, purple cabbage contains a significant amount of nutrients.
One cup (89 grams) of raw shredded purple cabbage contains the following nutrients:
Protein: 1 gram
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Purple cabbage also provides small amounts of iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.
It has powerful herbal ingredients
Purple cabbage is an excellent source of antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds that help protect against cellular damage.
Its antioxidants include vitamin C, carotenoids and flavonoid antioxidants such as anthocyanin and kaempferol.
Research shows that the antioxidant levels in purple cabbage are about 4.5 times higher than the levels found in green cabbage varieties.
In addition, purple cabbage is one of the vegetables that offers the highest levels of antioxidants.
It’s also a good source of sulforaphane, a sulfur-rich compound that forms when raw cabbage is cut or crushed.
Sulforaphane has been linked to powerful heart health-improving and cancer-fighting properties.