Why Grow Your Own Cabbage and Kale Both cabbage and kale are among the hardiest and most nutritious vegetables a home gardener can grow. Cabbage is high in vitamin C and iron, making it a wonderful choice for anyone prone to anemia. Believe this a ½ cup of cooked cabbage has between 15 - 30 calories. Eat up!
Kale makes it to the table even less than cabbage. Yet kale offers all the benefits of cabbage listed above, plus potassium and vitamin E. A cup of raw kale has 60 calories; cooked it is 48 calories. Even cooked, where it can lose one-third or more of its nutritive value, a cup of kale provides the minimum daily requirement of Vitamins A and C and 13 percent of the calcium requirement. It makes you wonder why kale is so often used only as a garnish. Think about putting cabbage and kale into your vegetable garden. You can imagine I will have plants here for you to transplant when the time is ready. Imagine that...so till next time, Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty