Cabbage

Cabbage is a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) of the family Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae) and is a leafy green vegetable.

History

Cabbage consumption in Atlantic Canada is traditionally high and is often grown by farmers producing other vegetables.

Preparation/Consumption

The only part of the cabbage plant that is normally eaten is the leafy head. Cabbage is used in a variety of dishes for its naturally spicy flavour. It is the principal ingredient in coleslaw and sauerkraut. PEI Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C.

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Scientific Name

Brassica oleracea