Celery cabbage

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Celery Cabbage is a type of cabbage that is also known as Chinese cabbage or Napa cabbage. It is a leafy green vegetable that is part of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, and kale.

Description[edit | edit source]

Celery cabbage has a light green color and a slightly sweet flavor. It is characterized by its elongated shape, crinkly leaves, and white veins. The leaves are tightly packed together in a head that can weigh up to 5 pounds.

Cultivation[edit | edit source]

Celery cabbage is a cool-season crop that prefers temperatures between 45 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It is typically planted in the spring or fall and harvested 70 to 80 days after planting. The plant requires well-drained soil and regular watering.

Culinary Uses[edit | edit source]

Celery cabbage is a versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. It is commonly used in Asian cuisine, particularly in stir-fries, soups, and dumplings. The leaves can also be pickled to make kimchi, a traditional Korean dish.

Nutritional Value[edit | edit source]

Celery cabbage is low in calories and high in nutrients. It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. It also contains dietary fiber, which aids in digestion.

Health Benefits[edit | edit source]

The consumption of celery cabbage has been linked to several health benefits. It may help to boost the immune system, improve heart health, and reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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