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September 30, 2010 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living

Superstar Food – Red Cabbage – Red Cabbage Recipes

Any form of cabbage is great for you, but red cabbage is simply stellar.  Like its “green cabbage cousin” it is super low in calories (only 30 per cup), brimming with nutrients (especially vitamins C, K and A), and turbo charged with some of the most powerful anti-cancer compounds ever identified in nature.  What makes red cabbage particularly note worthy for health protection is its high concentration of anthocyanin pigments.  Anthocyanins are responsible for the striking red/purple colors of this savory vegetable and are currently unrivaled for their capacity to provide the holy duo of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power.  Here are 2 of my favorite recipes for red cabbage:

Red Cabbage Coleslaw
Skillet Red Cabbage