Cabbage is one of the cruciferous vegetable.s These wonderful vegetables are considered to be one of the great protections against cancer. Besides having plenty of fiber, they are rich in cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
In a report by at the American Institute for Cancer Research Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective they state:
Research on cruciferous vegetables highlights several components that have been linked to lower cancer risk, including glucosinolates, crambene, indole-3-carbinol and, especially, isothiocyanates (which are derived from glucosinolates).
Several laboratory studies have suggested that cruciferous vegetables help regulate a complex system of bodily enzymes that defend against cancer. Components of these vegetables have shown the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells in various cell, tissue and animal models, including tumors of the breast, endometrium, lung, colon, liver, colon and cervix.
Here is a recipe we like that includes not only cabbage, but turmeric, which contains the cancer fighting substance called Curcumin (more on that later). This recipe is simple, quick and delicious.
4 T fat (lard, butter, tallow)
1 med onion, chopped coarsely
2 small – medium garlic cloves, minced
½ head cabbage (medium-sized), diced
6 oz kielbasa (without nitrates)
¼ tsp black pepper (or to taste)
2-3 shakes cayenne pepper (opt)
¼ tsp turmeric
½ tsp seasoned sea salt (like Herbamare) (or to taste)
Melt fat in a large skillet and add onions. Saute 3- 5 minutes and add garlic. Saute an additional minute. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes or until done to your liking, stirring occasionally.