Do you want to learn how to cut cabbage perfectly? Have you wondered how you could cut a cabbage just the way you wish to, like a professional? You are at the right place!
In this article, You’ll find the best way to cut the cabbage. You can use this simple guide to shred or break this large cruciferous vegetable into wedges or pieces. Before jumping on to the steps, let’s get to know a little about cabbage.
Cabbage is seen most commonly in one form, but actually has different categories, i.e. red cabbage, green cabbage, and Chinese cabbage. It is part of the brassica family, which is also the same family for other vegetables such as Brussels, sprouts, kale, and broccoli.
Most of them are green in color and leafy in nature. However, cabbage is unique and brings a trademark mellow taste, slight sharpness, and trace of sweet taste when cut and cooked.
No matter what type or variety of cabbage you buy, it is full of nutrition and will definitely benefit your body! If you take one serving of cabbage, it will provide you with about 22 kilocalories. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
Cabbage does not only have minerals or vitamins, but also includes fiber, which boosts digestion. People who struggle with high cholesterol levels can also add cabbage to their diet because it contains phytosterols, which helps lower the cholesterol level. If you can’t choose between red cabbage and green cabbage, then go for red cabbage, as it is higher in vitamin C than the green variety.
Vegan cabbage recipes:
- Southern Fried Cabbage
- Vegan Cabbage and Sausage
- Curry Cabbage
- Jamaican Steamed Cabbage
- Cabbage Soup
- Cabbage Casserole
Let’s now learn how to cut this nutritious vegetable!
Step By Step Guide on How To Cut Cabbage:
Step 1: Washing the cabbage.
First, get rid of the leafy layer outside, especially if you see that the coating is damaged. Then, wash and dry the cabbage before you start cutting it.
Step 2: Cut the cabbage in half.
Use a chef’s knife to cut the cabbage into two halves. Hold the cabbage from the bottom stem and place it on the cutting board.
Step 3: Cut into quarters.
Place the cabbage facing downwards and then cut each half into quarters by cutting down through the stem.
Step 4: Remove the core.
With the help of a knife, remove the thick core. If you are shredding with a mandolin or using the large pieces for soups and stews, leave a small amount of the root intact so that it stays together. You can use these pieces for soups and braises.
Step 5: Slice The Cabbage
Cut the quarters lengthwise cut into thin slices to get long shreds, or cut the cabbage on the short side for smaller shreds.
Use your cabbage in any recipe you choose, cooked or fresh. You can also refrigerate your shredded cabbage for about 3-5 days in an airtight bag or container. Make sure you have drained any excess water prior to storage to extend its freshness.
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