It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron. However sometimes it may cause difficulties with digestion. You should wait until month 12 to feed cabbage to your baby. Of course when feeding your baby with red cabbage you need to follow three day waiting rule. And do not forget to consult your doctor. Around 2, children prefer to eat vegetables raw. For this reason red cabbage salad is a very good alternative.
Just like red cabbage, green cabbage is a good source of potassium. Potassium is important for a healthy skeletal structure. Cabbage is a super Vitamin C source. It contains B6 and omega 3. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. To prevent iron deficiency, you can give your baby cabbage along with the foods he eats. This will increase absorption of iron. For example you may serve cabbage with spinach. Some of the Dishes with cabbage that children will like are cabbage soup, cabbage roll and cabbage salad. For Gurme Bebek's cabbage soup and other recipes with cabbage click here.
It is good to introduce black cabbage to your baby very early. But always consult your doctor before feeding him black cabbage. Despite all these benefits, excessive consumption may cause iodine deficiency. It is also known to stimulate thyroid. If your baby can safely eat black cabbage then stuffed black cabbage will be one of the favorites of your little gourmet.
Keep in mind
Don't buy chopped cabbage. The level of vitamin decreases after it is chopped. Cut the cabbage while preparing the dish. Don't cut it long before you cook it. You can keep it aside for maximum 10 minutes. Cooking time should not be longer than 5 minutes.
If you did buy a large cabbage and will not eat it all at once, cover the remaining portion with a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge. To preserve Vitamin C, you should eat the remaining portion in a couple of days.
Cabbage stored in fridge will preserve its vitamin content for 1-2 weeks.
Cabbage may cause gas. If your baby suffers from digestion problems, don't rush to feed him cabbage. Your baby may hard time to digest raw red cabbage. You may boil and mash it.
Don't rush to feed black cabbage to your baby. Always consult your doctor.
Nutritional value per 1 cup of (70 gram) cooked cabbage;
Vitamin A 700 IU
Vitamin C 21.7 mg
Vitamin K 48.2 mcg
Folate 56.0 mcg
Calcium 24.5 mg
Magnesium 19.6 mg
Phosphor 29.4 mg
Potassium 161 mg
Sodium 19.6 mg
Omega 3 - 19.6 mg
Omega 6-14.7 mg