Cabbage 椰菜

Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables in existence. It has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. The name cabbage is derived from the French word – caboche, meaning “head”. It belongs to the Cruciferae family along with broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, and Brussels sprouts. A dietary staple around the world, it is consumed the most next to potatoes. There are 4 varieties of cabbage: red, green, savoy, and napa. They are all abundant in micronutrients and fiber, and can all be eaten raw, braised, stir-fried, and preserved. Dutch sailors relied on sauerkraut (a fermented cabbage) on long journeys to prevent scurvy.

椰菜呀,你的名字挺逗的,是「頭」的意思嗎?要談及起源,椰菜在不同的地方有不同的名字,大概在遙遠得觸摸不到的希臘神話就經已出現,可算是最古老的蔬菜之一,這一球球的椰菜於古羅馬和希臘就開始種植,希臘人相信吃椰菜可以改善禿頭問題,現在將這種療效套用在現代人身上亦能說得通,因為椰菜有補腎的功效,腎好自然頭髮好啦,哈哈。