Purple cabbage or red cabbage gets its color from the pH of the soil.
Select a cabbage that is heavy for its size. The color should be a deep purple or red and have a fresh look to them. You can store cabbage in the fridge for up six weeks if kept properly. Be sure you keep the outer leaves intact and unwashed. Moisture will quicken decay.
Cabbages hold their texture well so can be cooked to add a crunchiness to a dish. It pairs well with red wine, apples, and meat. Because of the beautiful color, it is popular to turn them into a slaw or mix it in a summer salad.
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