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Is Red Cabbage More Nutritious Than Green Cabbage?
Cabbage is one of the most nutritious vegetables, with high amounts of potassium, vitamin K, dietary fiber, and more. Cabbage also comes in many varieties, including the common green- or red-colored heads, and you might be surprised to learn that one of these colors of cabbage is more nutritious than the other.
Red cabbage actually contains more magnesium, calcium, and antioxidants than green. This kind of cabbage can also reduce inflammation and even guard against cancer, and one cup contains 28 calories, 7 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 28% of your daily vitamin K, and half of your daily recommended value of vitamin C.
Red cabbage is just as versatile as the common green cabbage, and it can be grilled, fried, pickled, roasted, made into soup, added to salads, and much more. However, green cabbage is none too shabby, either; on Healthline's list of the 13 healthiest leafy vegetables, cabbage of all color varieties ranks at number five.