The most popular sort of cabbage in Russia is white cabbage. It is really tasty and healthy. But its nearest relation is also worthy of our attention – Savoy cabbage, the voluptuous beauty. Savoy cabbage possesses an excellent taste and a number of wholesome properties, leaving white cabbage behind in some respects.
For example, Savoy cabbage is richer in chlorophyll which gives the cabbage its bright green color. As was reported in latest researches, chlorophyll not only improves the blood composition, but also prevents the changing of DNA molecules in cells, thereby impeding the very beginning of the process of healthy cells turning into malignant ones.
Besides, a strong natural antioxidant – glutathione – is found in Savoy cabbage. It protects the body from the influence of harmful carcinogens, prevents cell ageing, strengthens the immune system and regulates the function of the nervous system. This plant substance is contained in other plants too, it can be found in watermelons, strawberry, tomatoes and broccoli.
Savoy cabbage is rich in proteins, vitamins B1 and B2, C and E, also it contains carotin. There is kalium in Savoy cabbage, so it is salubrious for the heart-vascular system too.
You can add Savoy cabbage to salads, soups, seconds. Try it once and you will try it time and time again. Its soft shirred leaves have a rich taste and are perfect for healthy diets.