In fact, compared to green cabbage, red cabbage has 10 times the amount of vitamins, cancer-fighting flavonoids and antioxidants to help boost eye, bone, teeth and immune health. So, you can imagine how much more potent and powerful micro red cabbage is, rich as it is in vitamin C, K and A, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants.
The below demonstrates the difference in nutrients of micro red cabbage versus its mature vegetable counterpart.
Micro Nutrient: 147mg/100g fresh weight
Mature Veg Nutrients 24.4mg/100g fresh weight
Micro Nutrient: 280 µ/100g fresh weightt
Mature Veg Nutrients 4 µ/100g fresh weight
Micro Nutrient: 11.5mg/100g fresh weight
Mature Veg Nutrients 0.044mg/100g fresh weight
Apart from the powerful nutritional punch highlighted above, micro red cabbage comes with a range of other benefits that will make you want to incorporate it into your everyday diet.
Red cabbage is also a rich source of anthocyanins, which as well as colouring food, can deter the growth of cancer tumours, limit oxidative stress (linked to a plethora of diseases, ranging from Parkinson’s to asthma) and fight carcinogens that are inhaled, ingested or absorbed by any other means.
While the list – and scientific research – goes on, we have no doubt red cabbage is fast on its way to becoming a superfood.
Not only is it available year-round, thanks to cutting-edge technology that we employ at April Sun, it’s a true and natural source of a plethora of nutrients your body needs.
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