A popular vegetable in Europe, Caraflex, also known as “conehead” or “arrowhead” cabbage is pointed, rather than round. It is sweet and crunchy—ideal for cole slaws and stir fries. Caraflex leaves are more loosely packed than ordinary white cabbage and more tender.
Of all the cruciferous vegetables, cabbage contains the highest amount of some of the most powerful antioxidants, which have been shown to prevent several types of cancer. It also helps lower LDL or bad cholesterol and provides 85% of the body’s daily requirement of vitamin K and 54% of vitamin C—even more than an orange! Cabbage is also an excellent source of fiber and many minerals.