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About green cabbage

With a long and storied history spanning thousands of years, green cabbage is an important, nutritious, and satisfying ingredient in so many types of cuisine.

Green cabbage is part of a family of cruciferous vegetables called cole corps, including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other varieties of cabbage. Green cabbage has ancient roots in southern Europe and Asia, dating back to Rome and Egypt, with some of the oldest varieties being brought to Europe by the Celts in 600 B.C.E. 

Today's cabbage consumption roughly follows some of these historical patterns, with Russia consuming the highest amount of green cabbage annually, followed by Belgium and the Netherlands. Cabbage also plays a primary role in the well-known cabbage and corned beef dish that often marks Ireland's St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

As compared to some other types of cabbage, green cabbage, in particular, is notable for its wide, smooth, almost waxy exterior leaves that are pale green. Green cabbage is quite dense and may weigh up to 10 pounds. Green cabbage is the most commercially produced cabbage, featured more prominently in groceries and home gardens than red cabbage or Savoy cabbage, two other well-known cabbage varieties. 

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Cooked or raw, green cabbage can be a lively addition to a wide variety of dishes. Cabbage is perhaps most well known to be boiled or steamed, which softens the leaves and brings great texture to any meal. Raw cabbage is central to coleslaw, which is often served aside barbeque or fried chicken for a cool and refreshing crispy bite. 

Cabbage can be braised with meat for inclusion in a hearty, meaty stew, or even grilled directly on the barbeque for a satisfying and smoky crunch. Toss some cabbage onto a pan with shallots, garlic, and other root vegetables and roast in the oven with a dash of olive oil, salt, and pepper for a comfort food homerun. 

Green cabbage is the main ingredient in saukraut, which has recently been touted for its gut health properties. Saurkraut can be easily made at home with just salt or other seasonings to your preference and stays fresh and delicious once its fermenting period is complete. Picked saurkraut and Korean kimchi are also popular fermented preparations that marry the cool crispiness of the green cabbage with zesty spices and seasonings. 

When you are ready to get cooking, remove the first few outer leaves from the green cabbage and then rinse the entire head of cabbage with water. Cut the cabbage into quarters and using a knife to remove the central core from the ribbons of connected leaves. If you are preparing coleslaw or another preparation requiring smaller pieces, you may want to shred the cabbage further. This can either be done by hand or by roughly chopping each quarter with a knife. 

If you are looking to grill cabbage "steaks" on the barbeque, cut the cabbage in half from top to bottom. Then cut each hemisphere into thick slices that will lay flat on the grill. You can retain the rounded tops of each half for other purposes.

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