Published on August 2, 2015
Both red and green cabbages are rich in nutrients, but there are differences in the nutrients they offer.
Some red cabbages contain almost twice the vitamin C as some green cabbages. Red cabbages are always richer in flavonoid phytonutrients (say THAT three times fast!) that not only act as antioxidants but also function as supporters of the immune system. Green cabbages, on the other hand, have substantially more folate (folate occurs naturally in food and folic acid is the synthetic form of this vitamin, also known as Vitamin B complex).
Cabbages can be divided into three types—reds, greens, and Savoy—and there are many popular varieties of cabbage within all three general types. Check out this page at World’s Healthiest Foods for lots of great information about cabbage: Description of the various kinds of cabbage, health benefits, how to select a cabbage, nutritional data, recipes and more.