In the Cabbage Patch
May Market Watch: Bok Choy and other Cabbage Varieties
While cabbages are sturdy, they’re not fond of the day-to-day weather changes that spring brings, like temperature drops at night and wet days, and it can be difficult for our buyers to procure large quantities of a single variety of organic cabbage. That’s why you may find a different variety of cabbage in your meal bag than the one in the ingredient list. At Sun Basket, we typically reach for five different types of cabbage: green, red, napa, Savoy, and bok choy.
Cabbage is packed with antioxidants, which can lower the risk of cancer and coronary heart disease as well as fiber, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E. It’s also rich in vitamin K, which regulates inflammation, helps maintain brain function and promotes a healthy metabolism. Where cabbage really shines is in its flavonoid content. Recently, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that consuming flavonoids can lower the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Our commitment to seasonal cooking means adapting to the unpredictability of the marketplace. That means that sometimes you’ll find fresh produce in your box that’s different than what’s shown in the photograph of the recipe. Our Market Watch page in your recipe book explores potential substitutions and shares information about the seasonal vegetables on your doorstep each week.