Red cabbage vs green cabbage
Both from the ‘’superfood’’ category of cruciferous vegetables, low in calories and high in fibre.
Red cabbage tends to have a stronger more peppery taste and can certainly add colour to any dish but how do they fare when pitched against each other nutritionally?
Red cabbage has around 6 times the levels of beta carotene, an important antioxidant that can protect our cells against free radical damage. Both types of cabbage are a good source of vitamin C but the red variety packs nearly double in comparison to it’s green relative. Red cabbage also boasts an additional nutrient not present in green cabbage - Anthocyanin flavonoids. These compounds gives its purple hue and have been linked to cancer fighting and memory improvement.
So overall in this case colour definitely boost nutritional value and Red is King of the cabbages!