I introduced cabbage to Ahalya and it was her 78th ingredient to try. We made a red cabbage and apple dish tempered in unsalted butter. I chose red cabbage over green because, according to some child nutritionists, it is more nutritious and beneficial for babies. For example, red cabbage contains about 85 percent of the daily vitamin C your child needs while the green version provides only 47 percent. Moreover, red cabbages are also rich in nutrients like Vitamin A (10 times more when compared to green cabbages).
Red cabbages also include thiamin, riboflavin, folate, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary fiber and B vitamins. Its antioxidants such as anthocyanins and indoles are extremely valuable for human health too.
Cabbage offers a lot of health benefits to your child including boosting immunity, strengthening bones, fighting inflammation, combating chronic illness, providing a healthy gut, improving eye health, preventing cancer and maintaining a healthy heart.
Red cabbage also contains fighting phytonutrients and hence will contribute by quickening the healing process of any wound or injury your infant might be suffering from.
Although red cabbages are mostly healthy vegetable without any known adverse side-effects, sometimes too much consumption can cause stomach problems for your little one.