CHINESE CABBAGE -JAPANESE WINTER SEASONAL VEGEGTABLE-
Let me introduce you the Chinese cabbage.
Here is the table of this blog!
1: When is the best time to eat Chinese cabbage?
2; What’s the health benefit to eat a Chinese cabbage?
3; How to store the Chinese cabbage?
4; How to eat and cook a Chinese cabbage.
<1; When is the best time to eat Chinese cabbage?>
A; November - February ( in Japan)
<2; What’s the health benefit to eat a Chinese cabbage?>
-The Chinese cabbage is high in Vitamin c
the VitimineC will protect you from catching cold as long as boosting immune system. I
-The chinese cabbage also contains variety of minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Speaking of potassium, due to its diuretic effect, excess salt is excreted.
Hence, it will prevent high blood pressure.
-High in fiber
Chinese cabbage has an intestinal regulating effect. Great for those who tends to be constipated.
<3; how to store the Chinese cabbage?>
- If you keep the Chinese cabbage as a whole
Wrap with newspaper and store them under cool temperature for 1 week. Storing upright is preferable.
-Once you cut the Chinese cabbage
Wrap up with the plastic wrap and keep them in a fridge for 1 week.
<4; How to eat and cook a Chinese cabbage?>
Soups & hot pot
In my opinion, making soups and hotpot is the best!
When the Chinese cabbage is cooked, it will release lots of moisture together with natural sweetness which brings so much flavor into your soup. I always cook down until the Chinese cabbage is wilt and tender.
Vitamin C is water-soluble, so its nutrition will dissolve into soups. It’s better to enjoy soup together with Chinese cabbage itself. Even though picky kids don't take Chinese cabbage itself, they still drink soup! haha
Pickle & salad
You can enjoy as raw. The Chinese cabbage is very crunchy. The easiest way is thinly slicing them and tossing with some salt, soy sauce and tosted sesame oil. If you have chili oil or spices, it would be great too!
※Some of the recipe doesn't call for the Chinese cabbage, but please feel free to swap whatever vegetable written for Chinese cabbage.
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