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    • Surprising benefits of Purple Cabbage

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    •  4/22/2013 11:53:22 AM
    •       Every time I am wandering through the produce isle, this vibrantly colored veggie calls to me. I love how it's bright purple color can make any meal exciting. Did you know that the beautiful purple color is saying more than just "take me home"? That bright purple color is telling you that it contains powerful polyphenols, minerals and antioxidants that can help prevent many diseases, including several types of cancers, heart disease, and there is even a study done by the American Academy of Neurology that shows it may lower the risk of developing Parkison's. If these reason aren't motivation enough, it has a delicious taste as well! BONUS! 

            Recently, I have been adding a small chunk to my green smoothies. I was pleasantly surprised that the bright purple color dominated over the green and my kids didn't even question me when I handed them their purple after school smoothie!  I recommend making your favorite green smoothie and adding 1/2 cup - 1 cup of purple cabbage, it doesn't seem to mess with the flavor as much as it does texture. You will want to serve this cold- add ice to the blender if you aren't using frozen fruit.


      Here are a couple other favorite recipes that use purple cabbage:

       

      Cruciferous Coleslaw

       

       

      Cabbage Fruit Salad

       

       

      What is your favorite way to use purple cabbage?

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