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Sunday, November 18

Purple Cabbage- The Secret Behind Purple

Purple Cabbage good for Skin, Read this out...

The purple cabbage is a sort of cabbage, Its leaves are coloured dark red/purple. However, the plant changes its colour according to the pH value of the soil, due to a pigment belonging to anthocyanins(flavins). On acidic soils, the leaves grow more reddish while an alkaline soil will produce rather greenish-yellow coloured cabbages. This explains the fact that the same plant is known by different colours in various regions. It can be found in Northern Europe, throughout the Americas, and in China.
Purple cabbage needs well fertilized soil and sufficient humidity to grow. It is a seasonal plant which is seeded in spring and harvested in late fall. 

Health benefit

Cabbage is a great store of vitamin C and vitamin K. The rich deep colour of this vegetable is due to a high concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols (strong dietary antioxidants, possessing anti-inflammatory properties), making it have even more phytonutrients than a green cabbage. A few studies also show that anthocyanins may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. It is rich in anti-oxidants which makes skin supple and clear.
The purple cabbage can be stored in a plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to two weeks.
** However Cabbage is not friendly for people who have thyroid problems