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Market Watch with Timaree Hagenburger: Red cabbage

A head of red cabbage goes a long way. Put it to good use with these delicious and nutritious recipes from "The Nutrition Professor."

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Cabbage, which is often lumped into the same category as lettuce because of their similar appearance, is actually part of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale and broccoli are chock-full of beneficial nutrients. For example, 1 cup of chopped red cabbage has only about 28 calories, but contains 2 grams of dietary fiber, which is roughly 5 percent of the recommended daily intake. Also, insoluble fiber from red cabbage prevents constipation, lowers the risk of developing diverticular disease and helps relieve the symptoms of some gastrointestinal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome. What's more, 1 cup of chopped red cabbage has 56 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

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Stumped on what to do with red cabbage? Here are a few recipes from Timaree Hagenburger.


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