Red cabbage is characterized by its characteristic color and bitter and spicy taste, which suggests that it provides the body with two substances with anti-cancer properties. The red pigment in vegetables is due to flavonoids, and its sharp taste is due to sulfur substances. 
 
In addition, red cabbage contains fiber and various vitamins and minerals that help maintain overall health. 
 
The amount of one cup of chopped red cabbage contains 28 calories, 1 g of fat and 1 g of protein. The amount of dietary fiber is 2 g, which is 5% of the recommended daily intake for men and 8% for women. 
 
Insoluble fiber found in vegetables prevents constipation and reduces the risk of developing diverticulitis . They also help relieve the symptoms associated with certain gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome
 
Although citrus fruits are the most famous sources of vitamin C , red cabbage also contains it in abundance. In the amount of one cup of chopped vegetables can be found 56% of the recommended daily intake of the important vitamin. 
 
It fights inflammation and protects cells from damage. The body also needs it to form collagen - the connective tissue that strengthens and supports muscles, skin, bones and other tissues in the body. 
 
Vitamin C also supports the immune system by stimulating the formation of white blood cells. 
 
 
 
Due to the content of vitamin A , red cabbage is very good for eyesight . Although all forms of the vitamin contribute to the health of vision , they have different roles. The already mentioned amount of vegetables provides 33% of the required daily intake of vitamin A.
 
It is "supplied" in three different forms: beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Beta-carotene is converted to retinol - a form of vitamin A that is used by cells to capture light and convert it into nerve impulses. 
 
Lutein and zeaxanthin function as antioxidants that protect the retina and can prevent the development of macular degeneration.