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Evidence shows cabbages have been cultivated for over 4,000 years.

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Veggie Guide: Shopping, Storage, Preparation, and More
  • Choose firm heads with shiny, loose outer leaves.
  • Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • Remove the outer leaves and run it under cold water. Cut the cabbage into quarters, then cut the hard-white core out of each piece.
  • Eat raw, stir-fried or roasted
  • Tastes great with apple, bacon, carrot, onion or potato
  • Season with caraway seed, honey, lemon or thyme

Varieties: Red, Green, Savoy, Napa and Bok Choy

Start Simple with MyPlate

Starting simple is a great way to try out a new vegetable, like cabbage. Here are a couple easy ways to enjoy it.

  1. Shred and toss with dressing for coleslaw.
  2. Add shredded or diced cabbage to a tuna salad for extra crunch.

Serves 6
(1 cup servings)

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 head cabbage
  • 1 can (14 oz.) garbanzo beans,
  •   drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) low-sodium
    chicken broth
  • 1 cup elbow pasta
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  1. Chop cabbage into 1-inch size pieces.
  2. Heat oil in large soup pot on medium heat, add garlic, carrot, onion, celery and cabbage and cook for 8 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes, pasta, seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low and simmer 15 minutes.

Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️ Vegetables book.
Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
45 calories; 1.5g fat; 6g carbohydrates;
2g protein; 1g sugars; 0mg cholesterol; 55mg sodium.

What Else is in Season

Other Vegetables in Season include:

  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes/Yams
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash

View our What’s In Season GUIDE for FALL for a printable, 2-sided, complete list of fruits and vegetables in season plus shopping, storage, preparation, and start simple tips.