Cabbage is in season from May to November in Illinois, and is one of the oldest vegetables in the world. There are several types of cabbage. Most cabbage types are light green to yellow in color and some are purple. Cabbage can be bitter when raw but sweetens when cooked.
Cabbage is low in calories, fat and cholesterol free, and high in vitamin C!
Choosing and Storing Cabbage
Choose cabbage heads that are firm with bright leaves and no cuts or bruises. You can store cabbage in the refrigerator for up to 7 days in a plastic bag.