Low in calories, great source of vitamins

Like most vegetables, cabbages are low in calories and fat, and have zero cholesterol. They are also an excellent source of vitamins, such as vitamins C and K, and minerals, such as folate and potassium, as well as fibre.

The cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable rich in glucosinolates, a natural chemical compound. When cut, chewed or digested, glucosinolates are broken down, and they provide us with possible anti-cancerous properties.

BIBI CHIA

Principal dietitian at the Raffles Diabetes & Endocrine Centre

  • NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  • (Per Serving of 144g)

    Energy: 57 kcal

    Protein: 1.9g

    Total fat: 2.7g

    Saturated fat: 0.4g

    Dietary fibre: 3.9g

    Carbohydrate: 9.1g

    Cholesterol: 0mg

    Sodium: 62.4mg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2015, with the headline 'Low in calories, great source of vitamins'. Print Edition | Subscribe