“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”
Happy, coastal gardeners are an exception to Mr. Chekhov’s observation. They plant according to seasonal opportunities, with winter offering some very nutritious choices, including red cabbage. A cultivar of the Brassica oleracea group of plants, this leafy vegetable is high is vitamin C and vitamin K. In addition to adding nutritional value, red cabbage adds crunch, color and substance to the salad bowl. It is also a member of the cruciferous vegetable group, identified as “super veggies”. These vegetables have earned this title due to connections to lower cancer risks. Learn more about red cabbage and its family members at the following links.