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National Cabbage Day

Get your greens in on National Cabbage Day - check out our recipes for delicious ways to enjoy this veggie!
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February 17
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Celebrate National Cabbage Day on February 17 with a delicious dish of this superfood! This day serves to recognize the humble cabbage, which is one of the oldest known vegetables and has been enjoyed for thousands of years. Not only does it have an amazing flavor, but it also has countless health benefits due to its high levels of vitamins and minerals.

History of National Cabbage Day

National Cabbage Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>4000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cabbage cultivation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Introduced in Europe around 4000 BC, cabbage became a significant food in ancient Greece and Rome periods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1536</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cabbage in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, brings the first cabbage to America during his second voyage.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1779</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Coleslaw Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popular dish of coleslaw, shredded raw cabbage mixed with a dressing, is first mentioned in American cookbooks.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cabbage for Health</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cabbage is regarded for its medicinal properties, used for treating various health ailments from inflammation to scurvy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1945</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corned Beef and Cabbage</div><div class='timeline-text'>Corned Beef and Cabbage is popularized after World War II as a St. Patrick's Day dish in the USA.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Cabbage Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>On February 17, National Cabbage Day is first recognized, celebrating the nutritional value and versatility of cabbage.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cabbage Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a cabbage salad</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A classic way to celebrate National Cabbage Day is to make a delicious cabbage salad. It can be as simple as shredding the cabbage, adding some parsley and dressing with lemon juice and olive oil, or you can get creative and add other ingredients such as grated carrots, nuts, fruits or even some cooked grains.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a cabbage soup</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For a hearty meal on National Cabbage Day, try making a delicious cabbage soup. This can be as simple as making a vegetable broth with onions and garlic, adding shredded cabbage and simmering for 20 minutes - or you can get creative and add other ingredients such as potatoes, beans, or spices.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook up some stuffed cabbage</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Stuffed cabbage is a classic dish that is both tasty and easy to make. Start by cooking rice in chicken broth, then mix in ground beef, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Cut off the stems of large cabbage leaves, stuff with the mixture and roll them up, then place them in a large pot with tomato sauce and cook for 1 hour.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make sauerkraut</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making sauerkraut is easier than you might think - all you need is shredded cabbage, salt, caraway seeds (optional) and a jar with an airtight lid. Mix the ingredients together in the jar until the liquid covers the cabbage completely, then seal tightly and let it sit for 6 weeks before eating.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Pickle some cabbage</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A great way to preserve your cabbage harvest is to pickle it using vinegar, sugar and spices. Slice the cabbages into thin strips and pack them into jars along with desired seasonings (such as garlic cloves or mustard seeds). Heat up the vinegar mixture until boiling then pour over the cabbages and let cool before sealing.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cabbage Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cabbage is packed with nutrients</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you think of a healthy vegetable, cabbage should definitely be on the list. It's packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin K, C and B6, as well as fiber to help you stay full and regular. Eating cabbage is also a great way to get added antioxidants into your diet!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cabbage is budget friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In addition to providing plenty of nutrients, cabbage is also incredibly affordable. A single head can cost less than $2 and can easily provide several meals for one or two people. That makes it a great option for anyone who wants to eat healthily but watch their pennies!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cabbage goes with anything</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From salads to stir fry dishes, cabbage is incredibly versatile and pairs well with almost any meal. Plus, it's an excellent substitute for more expensive vegetables like kale or spinach that might not fit into your grocery budget. So why not give it a try and see what delicious dishes you can come up with?</p></div></div>

5 Healthy Facts About Cabbage

National Cabbage Day FAQs

When is National Cabbage Day?

National Cabbage Day is celebrated on February 17 every year. In 2024 National Cabbage Day will occur on a Saturday.

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