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.27 cents per pound! #Cabbage I got a Sunday date with a cabbage sale! Tell me everything you know about cabbage; Fresh cabbage leaves may be pale green or red, with green cabbage (also called Dutch white) the most plentiful. Although cabbage is sold fresh year-round, this vegetable is at its best during the cold autumn and winter months. Cabbage is the primary ingredient in two popular preparations, coleslaw and sauerkraut. Whole leaves can be boiled or blanched until pliable and then stuffed and steamed. Whole cabbages can be stuffed as well, with a flavorful mixture tucked between the leaves. Chopped cabbage is added to soups and braises. Selecting Cabbage; Buy firm, heavy heads of green, red and savoy cabbage with closely furled leaves. An average head weighs about 2 pounds. Color is an indication of freshness. For example, green cabbages stored for too long lose pigment and look almost white. To ensure freshness, check the stem ends of cabbage heads to make sure the stem has not cracked around the base, which indicates undesirably lengthy storage. Chinese cabbage leaves should be crisp, unblemished and pale green with tinges of yellow and white.

Storing; Refrigerate heads of green and red cabbage for up to 2 weeks, savoy and Chinese cabbage for 5 or 6 days. If you want to eat the cabbage raw, do so within 3 or 4 days. Do not cut or shred cabbage until you are ready to use it. Store the unused portion intact, wrapped in plastic, and use within 2 days. Nothing combats the odor of cooking cabbage, despite old wives' tales about dropping a whole walnut or a chunk of bread into the cooking pot. Cooking it quickly helps, but a kitchen exhaust fan is the best defense. Info Source; Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen. This is not commercial for Williams-Sonoma Kitchen. I'm just sharing the fact that I found this cabbage article very interesting.

Photo taken by "me at my local Giant Foods.

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