High nutritional value of cabbage, its greatest feature is rich in cellulose, can promote intestinal peristalsis, help digestion and prevent constipation. Choose to eat two meals a day cabbage, either boiled or fried in can achieve a good weight loss.
Food for Thought March 2011 Cabbage Tasting Trio Cool Cabbage Confetti Serving size– 35 servings Ingredients 1/4 c salad • 1 10 oz. package shredded green cabbage Preparation 1. Place green and red cabbage in a • 1 10 oz. package shredded red large bowl and mix. cabbage 2. Add the crushed pineapple and juice. • 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple 3. Add salt and pepper. Mix ingredients in 100% juice together and chill for 30 minutes. • 1/8 tsp. salt 4. Serve salad to students on paper • 1/8 tsp. pepper plates. Source: Network for a Healthy California, Hawthorne Unified School District Did You Know? • Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin K helps blood clot. • Red, purple, and Savoy cabbage are a good source of vitamin A, which is essential for healthy nocturnal vision. • Savoy and Chinese cabbage are a good source of folate. • Many vegetables evolved from the original wild cabbage including broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, collards, and kale. • Wild cabbage spread to Northern Europe from Asia and the Mediterranean as early as 600 B.C.E. • In 1541, French explorer Jacques Cartier introduced cabbage to North America. • California leads the nation in commercial cabbage production: over 13,000 acres valued over $70 million! • Cabbage harvest peaks in California just in time for the traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage. Sources: http://www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/Winter/Cabbages/Cab_edu_2.pdf Image adapted from: www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/ fresh/vegleg/cabbchou/cabbage.gif To download reproducible botanical images, visit the Educators’ Corner at www.harvestofthemonth.com. Curriculum Ideas Cabbage Resources & More Harvest of the Month teacher materials: http:// Math: www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/Winter/Cabbages/ Cab_edu_2.pdf • Explorers traveled with cabbage to prevent scurvy and introduced it to North America in • California Cabbage: http://ucanr.org/freepubs/ docs/7208.pdf the 1500s. Determine the distance from • Fruits & Veggies Matter: http:// Europe to North America. Have the students convert the distance www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/cabbage.html from miles into yards, feet, kilometers, meters, etc… The Have a Good Day Cafe Research & Investigation: by Frances Park & Ginger Park • Make a list of cruciferous vegetables, with the phytonutrients they contain, and what health benefits they provide. The Talking Vegetables by Paye & Lippert • What is scurvy and how do you prevent it? Green Power: Leaf and Flower Vegetables by Meredith Sayles Hughes Source: http://www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/Winter/Cabbages/ Cab_edu_2.pdf What’s in the Name? Physical Activity Corner Pronunciation: kăb’ĭj Crossing with Cabbage Spanish name: cole Family: Brassicaceae Objective: Students will develop endurance to maintain heart health. Genus: Brassica Species: Brassica oleracea Supplies: World map, tickets, and a track (or a run loop) Cabbage is a cole crop of the Mustard family (Brassicaceae) and its varietal name, B. oleracea Activity Time: 20 minutes a day Capitata, distinguishes this cruciferous vegetable Activity: asbeing “in the form of a head.” The species B. After your students have calculated the distance between Europe and oleracea, or wild cabbage, is grouped into seven America, have your students run or jog the distance by the end of major cultivars based on development. Within the month!!! Capitata Group are the green, red, purple, Chinese (Napa) and savoy varieties which belong to another Give each student a ticket for every lap they complete. species, B. rapa. At the end of the 20 minutes collect all the tickets. Have one student add up the number of tickets. As a class multiply the length of the track by the number of tickets to determine the distance traveled. Mark on your world map how far you have traveled. Repeat until your students and the cabbage reach America! Source: http://www.harvestofthemonth.com/download/ Winter/Cabbages/Cab_edu_2.pdf Getting the Grade March Events API scores improve when students limit screen time. ⇒ With spring testing around the corner, encourage students to Network for a Healthy California- turn off the TV and get at Monrovia Unified School District least one hour of physical 1831 Santa Fe Place Monrovia, CA 91016 activity each day! 626.471.2776 FAX 626.471.2088 For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. Funded by USDA SNAP, an equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit www.cachampionsforchange.net for healthy tips. •California Department of Public Health