Red Cabbage

The red cabbage  plant changes its colour according to the pH value of the soil. In acidic soils, the leaves grow more reddish while an alkaline soil will produce rather greenish-yellow coloured cabbages. The juice of red cabbage can be used as a home-made pH indicator, turning red in acid and blue in basic solutions. Red Cabbage is dark red outside with a red and white interior. Its colour make it an attractive addition to stirfries and coleslaws . Red cabbage is also used in traditional European braised dishes including sauerkraut and red cabbage with apple. When cooked red cabbage will turn blue unless vinegar, acidic fruit or another acidic ingredient is added during cooking.

Availability

Available all year round with peak season Autumn.

 


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