About the product
Cabbage was one of the first plants ever to be cultivated and the ancient Egyptians worshipped cabbage heads as gods. You know, as people tend to do with vegetables. Those crazy Egyptians. Did you know that they fed their workers beer when they were building the pyramids? No wonder they made them so big - and so many! Man, it seems like you can't stumble through the desert without running into a pyramid somewhere. Anyways, Cabbage is high in anti-carcinogenic phytochemicals and it stimulates the immune system's production of antibodies.
This product traveled 4500 km to reach our warehouse.
Organic , GMO Free , Vegan/Dairy Free
Store whole in perforated plastic in crisper.
Preparation Tip: Remove damaged or discoloured leaves. Cut out tough core at base. Be careful not to overcook.
Did you know... Adding bread into a steamer of cabbage will absorb the sulphurous odour.
Culinary Compatibility: Vinegars, especially balsamic or wine. Soy sauce, tamari, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, oyster sauce, hot peppers, shiitake mushrooms, dijon mustard, dill, caraway, celery seed, sage, savory and thyme
Health Information: One cup chopped raw green cabbage contains only 22 calories and is high in vitamin C. Red cabbage contains twice as much vitamin C as green. High in vitamins A and E and selenium, iron, folate and potassium.
About the vendor
AGROFRESCO is a farm operation of operation in Dolores Hidalgo, in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico and near San Miguel de Allende, north of Mexico City. Engineer Gustavo Gaya and his field engineers have been running 3 ranches of 60, 80 and 100 cultivated hectares since 2009, contracting his own crews from nearby indigenous communities and provides them with safe transport to and from the ranches, and pays workers more than minimum wage. They hope to complete their Fair Trade certification in the near future.
Flower beds between rows of cultivated crops, a push/pull strategy to control agricultural pests without having to resort to chemical inputs. Irrigation is done via drip-irrigation and water comes from one of their 3 wells. Large amounts of land are set aside to represent buffer zones to preserve the local ecosystem in and around each ranch.