Which Vitamins and Minerals are there in Cabbage?

Cabbage, the vegetable that you love, is not just tasty, widely available, and versatile.  It is also rich in nutrients.  So, what vitamins and minerals does cabbage have and what good will it do for your health?

Read on and find out.

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid

Raw or cooked, cabbage is a great source of vitamin C.  This vitamin helps prevent gingivitis or bleeding of the gums.  It protects the vascular system and helps in healing cuts and wounds.

When citrus fruits are not allowed to be taken due to certain illnesses, you may still drink raw cabbage juice.  It can be made tastier by mixing it with other fruits and vegetables with a milder taste such as celery or tomato.

Vitamin A and E

Cabbage is also rich in Vitamin A which helps fight infection.  It keeps the gums, glands and eyes healthy.

Vitamin E on the other hand is beneficial for our skin whether the cabbage is ingested or used topically.  You can add leaves of cabbage in your facial steam — it would surely make your skin clean and healthy.

Vitamin U

A clinical professor at the University of California has found that drinking raw cabbage juice may potentially cure ulcers of the stomach.  This is on account of the Vitamin U found in cabbage.

Patients with ulcer show considerable improvement with most of their symptoms disappearing after drinking raw cabbage juice for a period of four to five days.

Fiber and Calcium

Cabbage is also good for people with a sluggish intestinal tract.  It is very effective in curing constipation especially sauerkraut juice which is made up of course, made of cabbage.  This juice is also said to be helpful to people with diabetes.

Calcium, a mineral found in cabbage, promotes healthy bones.  The outer, deeper green leaves of cabbage have as much as 40 percent more calcium than the inside leaves which is paler in color.  Red cabbage also has more calcium-content than white or green cabbage.

Other minerals found in this vegetable are potassium, chlorine, iodine, phosphorus, sodium, and sulfur.