Cabbage vs. Lettuce

How cabbage and lettuce differ from each other

Cabbage and lettuce are green vegetables, but this is the extent of the similarities between them. They have completely different characteristics. Cabbage belongs to the family of cultivated vegetables known as Brassica Olveracea. It has a round head that is surrounded by green or purple leaves that must be cooked before they are eaten. Lettuce belongs to a different family of vegetables – Latusa sativa. It is a composite vegetable that has crisp leaves that are edible without being cooked. Lettuce leaves are mainly used in salads.

Lettuce grows in light, sandy soil and is grown for commercial reasons all over the world. It is also more nutritious than lettuce because it contains more energy – about 13kcal. Lettuce does not contain calories, but is a good source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, protein, fats and Vitamin A. It also contains folic acid.

Cabbage is an effective food for blocking the organification in the thyroid cells of the body. For this reason it is called a goitrogen. If you have peptic ulcers fresh cabbage juice is one of the best home remedies that you can use. This vegetable is used in the preparation of a wide variety of dishes all over the world. In many parts of Europe it is used to treat inflammation because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It is high in Vitamin C and amino acids. It also works well in the treatment of indigestion.

Because of the medicinal benefits that lettuce and cabbage have to offer, it is important to make sure you include them in your diet.

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