The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.1
Babe Ruth put a wet piece of cabbage under his cap to keep cool. He changed it every two innings. (Hmmm … anymore 100°+ days and I might have to try this one!)
According to seriouseats.com a 2009 cabbage at the Alaska state fair broke the Guinness world record weighing in at 125.9 pounds!
Cabbage is a cool season perennial with a high frost tolerance. Not surprisingly, demand it highest in March (St. Patrick’s Day), and for some reason, December and February. Apparently coleslaw isn’t a big summer picnic item since demand drops in the summer.2
California is the top cabbage producing state, followed by Georgia and New York.2
Cabbage inhibits colon cancer, and stimulates the immune system, kills harmful bacteria, soothes ulcers, is anti-inflammatory and improves circulation. There is concern that it can aggravate existing thyroid conditions if eaten too often.
World’s Healthiest Foods website has a lot of information about, and recipes for cabbage. http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?dbid=19&tname=foodspice