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30 interesting facts about cabbage

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I continue to fill the section of the site “This is interesting.”

It turned out a lot of interesting facts from the life of our plants. This article, as you understand, is about cabbage

Cabbage is a popular vegetable from which cabbage soup, borscht, cabbage rolls and many other dishes are made.

A very large variety of cultivated cabbage varieties. In Russia, large areas are allocated for the cultivation of this vegetable.

Asian peoples, due to cultural traditions, prefer other varieties of cabbage than Europeans.

The most interesting facts related to cabbage are in this informative article.


1. Remember the children’s riddle: “One hundred clothes and all without fasteners.” And how quickly can you solve this riddle from the primary school curriculum now?


2. In the villages and villages in the south of the Komi Republic, the autumn holiday “Chomor” is still celebrated. On the street, they organize festivities with games, songs and dances, and cook boiled cabbage in large cauldrons.

This is an indispensable dish of this holiday, and everyone is happy to treat themselves to cabbage, which is cooked with a variety of condiments and made it very tasty.


3. Traditional medicine uses cabbage juice as a remedy for germs and inflammation.


4. Our distant ancestors began to plant cabbage in ancient Russian lands from the ninth century.


5. Residents of Ancient Greece and Rome grew no more than ten varieties of this vegetable. In the 19th century, 30 varieties were already planted cabbage, and today more than 100 varieties are grown.



6. The luminaries of medicine have proved that cabbage, thanks to its unique vitamin U content, effectively treats stomach diseases, and cabbage leaves serve as a prophylactic for peptic ulcer.

With the help of this vegetable, gastritis and colitis are also treated.


7. In Greek, there is the word “caputum”, which translates as “head”. From this word the word “cabbage” was formed, because the vegetable really resembles a head.


8. Sauerkraut contains more vitamins than fresh. It can be eaten throughout the year, because the beneficial properties last about ten months.


9. The cabbage stalk has the ability to accumulate harmful substances, so this part of the vegetable is not useful.


10. Previously, theater actors loved to get together in the winter. But at that time there was a religious fast, when it was forbidden to eat meat dishes.

Therefore, at parties, the artists ate lean dishes, including cabbage pie. Since then, these gatherings began to be called skits.


11. Biologists do not know exactly in which region cabbage first appeared. Most scientists believe that Asia is the birthplace of this vegetable.


12. Botanists never found wild cabbage in nature, which was an ancient relative of garden cabbage.


13. In cabbage, 91% of the mass is water. Compare: cucumbers contain water at 96%.


14. Eating cabbage for food is a good way to fight overweight, because this vegetable has a lot of useful substances that contribute to the victory over obesity.


15. Lactic acid in sauerkraut helps to preserve all the beneficial substances in the intestines.


16. Archaeologists have excavated and proved that since the Stone Age people have been growing this healthy vegetable.


17. To provide the body with ascorbic acid, you need to eat 150 grams of fresh cabbage, this will provide the daily intake of vitamin C.


18. A head of cabbage is a huge kidney that can easily tolerate winter frosts, and after a year bring pods with the seeds contained there.


19. The mathematician and thinker of Ancient Greece Pythagoras derived different varieties of cabbage and greatly appreciated the useful properties of this vegetable.


20. The Day of National Unity in Georgievsk in 2015 was marked by a giant pie, which the townspeople baked in pieces. As a result, the record-breaking cabbage pie turned out to be 59-meter long and weighing 664 kilograms.

21. The ancient Chinese were the first to eat sour cabbage, which was soaked in alcohol.

Back in the third century BC, during the construction of the Great Wall of China, workers were given sour cabbage soaked in rice wine.


22. At the end of the nineteenth century, at an exhibition in Vienna, someone Efim Grachev from St. Petersburg showed the participants of the event a huge head of cabbage grown by him, with a diameter of as much as seventy centimeters.


23. American laws are very curious. For example, in New Jersey, you cannot sell cabbage on a Sunday. And residents of West Virginia do not have the right to make sauerkraut, because the unpleasant aroma may not please the housemates.


24. A drink called sour cabbage soup was popular in the Soviet Union. This is not that soup in the usual sense for us.

Soviet citizens bought a drink that was made in bottles of champagne. Sour cabbage soup was a carbonated drink, very spicy.


25. To reduce bad cholesterol, you need to eat fresh cabbage leaves.


26. In cosmetology, cabbage juice is used to apply a mask to the face and rinse the face.


27. Papyrus scrolls of the ancient Egyptians report that this people grew cabbage already in the 15th century BC.


28. In nature there are not only edible varieties of this vegetable, but also just beautifully blooming decorative cabbage. These types of cabbage are used for landscaping flower beds, to give an aesthetic appearance to urban flower beds.


29. Monument of literature of medieval Russia “Domostroy” talks about several ways of growing cabbage.

The Russian people were convinced that it was necessary to plant cabbage seedlings on May 18, when the Orthodox holiday of Arina the nursery is celebrated.


30. In the thieves’ world, money is called “cabbage.” Some philologists believe that cabbage resembles a green dollar, hence this jargon.

Another part of specialists (and most of them are) is sure that even in the time of Catherine the Great money was called cabbage.

In those years, banknotes were green – the color of cabbage, and were popularly referred to as “Katenki” and “cabbage.”

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