Contributing potassium, folate and beta carotene to the diet, half a head of cabbage also contains 70% RDI of vitamin C!
Cabbages were among the first plants to be cultivated. Northern Europe was the starting point for wild cabbage, originally loose leafed like collards.
When introduced to the Mediterranean, Egyptians worshipped cabbage heads as gods, enthroned on elaborate alters.
Cabbage was among the first European plants brought by colonists to the New World where it thrived.