Braised Cabbage with Apples

Braised Cabbage with Apples

This is a simple healthy side dish you can pair with any meal.
Ingredients (Doesn’t have to be exact measure)
460g red cabbage
240g apples, cored and chopped small
80g onions, chopped small
garlic powder
1 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
10 g butter
salt and pepper
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 2, 300°F (150°C).
Shred the cabbage finely, in a large casserole,combine all the ingredients.
Place lid on dish and place in oven for 2-2½ hours, stirring everything around once or twice during the cooking.
Red cabbage, once cooked, will keep warm without coming to any harm, and it will also re-heat very successfully. And, yes, it does freeze well

1. Low in fat: Red cabbage is low in calories, and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.
2. Anti-aging effects: Red cabbage is a wonderful source of Vitamin C, which helps in anti-oxidation and is therefore involved in maintaining beautiful skin and delaying aging naturally. The outer leaves are rich in Vitamin E, which aids in producing a glowing complexion.
3. Good for the Eyes and Skin: Red cabbage is a rich source of vitamin A, which is involved in maintaining clear eye sight. Vitamin A also acts as a natural moisturizer, keeping your skin smooth and supple.
4. Boosts Immunity: Red cabbage is an abundant source of Vitamin E, and thus helps in immunity building, DNA repair, and other metabolic processes. Red Cabbage boosts the immune system’s ability to produce more antibodies.

5. Cleanses the body: Red cabbage contains large quantities of sulfur, and other minerals that work as cleansing agents for the digestive system. Raw red cabbage (incorporated into your diet in salads) cleans the bowels, thus preventing indigestion and constipation

6. Anti-cancer properties: Researchers have recently identified 36 different varieties of anti- cancer chemicals in red cabbage. This beneficial property is due to the high content of anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that has been linked to cancer protection. Some varieties of anthocyanins have double the antioxidant effect of vitamin C. Red cabbage is also a good source of indoles, compounds that may reduce the risk of breast cancer by altering estrogen metabolism.

7. Prevents Osteoporosis: Like many other vegetables, red cabbage is a good source of calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral for people of every age, as it aids in the strengthening of bones and teeth. Proper intake of calcium-rich foods at a young age is important to help overcome osteoporosis during old age.

8. Reduces Alzheimer’s risk: The building up of certain plaques in the brain is found to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study conducted by researchers, the consumption of red cabbage in test individuals noticeably reduced the formation of these plaques. Red cabbage, unlike white or green varieties, has a higher concentration of natural anthocyanins that helps protect against this form of dementia.

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