Category Archives: Cabbage

Phytochemistry of White Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)

White cabbage (Brassica oleraceae) is a cruciferous vegetable belonging to the same family as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, watercress and cauliflower. Cabbage is a relatively cheap vegetable and is commonly available in large parts of the world, which makes it an … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Content of Brassica Plants

The brassica family of plants are a nutritionally important group of plants that include kale, Brussel sprouts, watercress, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. These plants have been evidence to confer beneficial health effects to humans. The plants contain a range of … Continue reading

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Stability of Glucosinolates in Red Cabbage

Glucosinolates are phytochemicals that are secondary metabolites produced by dicotyledons. The Brasicaceae family is the richest source of glucosinolates and most dietary glucosinolates come from vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Glucosinolates have been shown to possess … Continue reading

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Detoxification Vegetables

The human detoxification pathways are complex. However, a simplistic model states that there are two main detoxification enzyme systems in the liver. These are called the phase 1 and phase 2 enzyme systems. Cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family can … Continue reading

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Detoxification Enzyme Systems

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Vitamin U: S-Methylmethionine

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Cabbages for Gut Health: Vitamin U

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Brassica Isothiocyanates

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Cabbage, Glutamine and The Gut

Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable belonging to the same Brassica genus as broccoli, kale, watercress, brussel sprouts, turnips and rape seed. Cabbage has historically been grown in cooler climates where it yields a higher weight per acre of land in … Continue reading

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