lettuce, Napa cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, pie pumpkin, parsnips, string beans, English peas, persimmons, guavas, oranges
lettuce, English peas, Napa cabbage, tomatoes, pie pumpkins, persimmons, apples
“Napa cabbage, along with bok choy, is one of the favorite leafy-cabbage vegetables in mainland China. Napa’s sweet, crunchy, and celery-flavored leaves are one of the most sought-after ingredients in the far East-Asian cuisine. Undoubtedly, Chinese cabbages are increasingly being used in the western, Mediterranean as well as American cuisines for their wholesome nutrition profile.
Botanically, this chinese cabbage variety belongs to the Brassica family; a large class of leafy/flower-head vegetables which also includes brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and broccoli, etc.
Health benefits of Napa (Chinese) cabbage
- Napa cabbage is incredibly low in calories and easily fits into the neo-class of zero calorie or negative calorie group of vegetables as often advocated by some dieticians.
- Packed with many antioxidant plant compounds. Also, it is an abundant source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.
- Fresh napa is an excellent source of folates. 100 g provides 79 µg or 20% of daily required levels of this B-complex vitamin.
- Further, Napa cabbage has great levels of vitamin-C. 100 g of fresh napa provides about 45% of daily requirements of this vitamin.
- Likewise in other cabbages, napa too has moderate levels of vitamin-K, provides about 38% of RDA levels.
- It is a good source of many essential vitamins such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine
- Also, it is a very natural source of electrolytes and minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, iron and magnesium.
Napa Cabbage Recipes:
Seared Napa Cabbage withSoy Sauce
Napa Cabbage Salad with Oranges, Spicy Shrimp, and Rice Wine Vinaigrette