I tried something new today, the Savoy Cabbage.
Honestly bought it because it looked beautiful but with the texture of the leaves- thick and hardy, I figured it would be a good source of fibre.
Little did I know that this vegetable is filled with a number of healing properties.
1. Cancer prevention: with the presence of the glucosinolate, sinigrin that is converted into Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) during cooking. This compound is capable of neutralizing carcinogens, thus preventing the growth of malignant cells, particularly being effective for colon, prostate and bladder cancer.
2. Respiratory reliever: high in folate, it is a beneficial food source for people suffering from allergies and asthma. Increased consumption of folate also aids in protection from cardiovascular ailments as well as colon and uterus cancer.
3. Vitamin packed: High in vitamin A, C and K. A great alternative or addition to fish as it is rich in healthy fats as well.
4. Fibre, fibre and more fibre!
I wasn’t too sure how to each this cabbage due to the thickness of its leaves but I figured if i boiled it down to a soup, it wouldn’t be too bad.
And I wasn’t wrong!
The Savoy Soup recipe:
1. Finely chopped Savoy leaves excluding the midrib.
2. Boil the leaves in water along with some finely chopped ginger and coriander.
3. Add in a teaspoon of finely chopped garlic, ginger and chicken stock.
4. Once boiled down to half the amount of broth, add some egg noodles based on how hungry you are.
5. Once the noodles are boiled, serve into a bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds and dry red chilli flakes. Squeeze in some lime and enjoy!
It worked out well for me and I hope it does for you too!