This is a list of cabbage dishes and foods. Cabbage (Brassica oleracea or variants) is a leafy green or purple biennial plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Cabbage heads generally range from 0.5 to 4 kilograms (1 to 9 lb), and can be green, purple and white. Smooth-leafed firm-headed green cabbages are the most common, with smooth-leafed red and crinkle-leafed savoy cabbages of both colors seen more rarely. Cabbages are prepared in many different ways for eating. They can be pickled, fermented for dishes such as sauerkraut, steamed, stewed, sautéed, braised, or eaten raw. Cabbage is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C and dietary fiber. Contaminated cabbage has been linked to cases of food-borne illness in humans.
Suan cai preparation – a heavy stone is placed atop Chinese cabbages in a large pot. The cabbage will sink naturally in a few weeks as the fermentation begins. Salt, seen in the plastic bag in the lower left corner, is usually the only additive used.
A jar of Tianjin preserved vegetable