A great yet unfamiliar vegetable for a lot of you guys.

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    Jan 08, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    RJers,

    Here is a great but often ignored vegetable, Chinese cabbage (there are two type)

    http://thegoodfoodcollective.com/2010/grilled-chinese-cabbage/

    There are a lot of broccolis and spinach threads about how good they are, this cabbage might be ignored by a lot you of at the grocery store due to lack of knowledge of this vegetable.

    Check the links about the nutrition facts, GREAT OMEGA 3 source and very healthy, I also put a link of broccoli for comparison.
    So yea, next time grab one when you at store, you might like it.

    Eat healthy folks.

    Cheers.

    broccoli
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2356/2


    Chinese cabbage
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2379/2


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    Jan 08, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    If it will make me look like you, I'm all for it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 08, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    And it goes great in soups icon_smile.gif I've been using bok choy et etc for a couple years now - it's good stuff and very tasty icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 08, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    You're kidding? That's all I eat. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 09, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    I just looked for it earlier in my local super market...no joy.
    Oh well, Whole Foods here I come.
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    Jan 09, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    baby bok choy is even better.
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    Jan 09, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf it will make me look like you, I'm all for it. icon_biggrin.gif




    if u eat a TON a day, ya, for sure you will be better than me :*)


    No luck in your local store? lol, true, check any asian store you know local, they mostly have it and will be cheaper.
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    Jan 09, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    Is this an unusual thing for most people here?

    My dad forced that shit down my throat when I was a kid, in his infamous "veggie fantasy" mock ups. I hated it back then.

    Only a decade later did I learn to appreciate it icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 09, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    canuckguy19 saidbaby bok choy is even better.


    QFT
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    Bok choy sometimes has a slightly bitter taste to it, whereas it's absent in baby bok choy.
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    Jan 09, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    I've had this before at a Chinese/Japanese restaurant I go to regularly for my sushi... They always bring it out for appetizers...tastes DECLICIOUS...and it's free! icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 09, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Tazo995 saidIs this an unusual thing for most people here?

    My dad forced that shit down my throat when I was a kid, in his infamous "veggie fantasy" mock ups. I hated it back then.

    Only a decade later did I learn to appreciate it icon_razz.gif



    Definitely opposite here, I use to only eat vegie and my parents would spend 1 hour trying to feed me meat. Fruit and vegie taste fresh and I love them more than say pork. I know I am the outlier :*)

    When I started going to gym, I started craving about meat but I still eat tons of vegetables.
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    Jan 09, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    It's truly amazing, but today I crunched on some freshly cut, juicy and crunchy red peppers and I felt like I was in heaven.

    There is nothing better than some nicely prepared fresh fruit and vegetables.
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    Jan 09, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    I think this is called Napa Cabbage in groceries... icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 09, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Tazo995 saidIs this an unusual thing for most people here?

    My dad forced that shit down my throat when I was a kid, in his infamous "veggie fantasy" mock ups. I hated it back then.

    Only a decade later did I learn to appreciate it icon_razz.gif

    ditto.

    I grew up eating healthy foods but when I moved out, I let my diet change to all meat and carbs. In the last 10yrs though I've been switching back (to the point now that most of my meals are vegan). I'll still eat any meat, but just a bit.

    For me, I think it's just been a result of being more aware of the impact of the food I just ate...the clarity of spinach, the head-rush from blueberries, chicken's triptophan, the drag of pasta. And I'm better aware of the land costs of meat, too.

    Learning to cook is great, but even better is learning recipes from around the world and living in a city where you can get the more esoteric ingredients. On The Drive (as it's called), I could eat in a different country every day for a month (there are actually two Ethiopian restaurants) and get any ingredient imaginable. All of those styles use many of the same vegetables but the end results are so different that it's impossible to get bored.


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    Jan 09, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    Most brassicas are nutritious. I like pickled red cabbage. Deep frying shredded cabbage makes a good starter for Chinese meals, it's called "crispy fried seaweed" in the UK.
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    Jan 09, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    redAlien saidI think this is called Napa Cabbage in groceries... icon_neutral.gif


    That's what I was going to ask...isn't this Napa Cabbage?
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    Jan 09, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    Cruciferous veggies like cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli are testosterone boosters too.
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    Jan 09, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    bikerideguy saidCruciferous veggies like cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli are testosterone boosters too.



    Never heard of that. I know most cabbages and broccoli have indole 3 carbinol which has been shown to alter the metabolism of estrogen in a beneficial matter.
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    Jan 09, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    Napa cabbage is also the most commonly used cabbage in Korean kimchi.
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    Jan 09, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    bikerideguy saidCruciferous veggies like cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli are testosterone boosters too.



    Never heard of that. I know most cabbages and broccoli have indole 3 carbinol which has been shown to alter the metabolism of estrogen in a beneficial matter.


    I couldn't find the article I recall, but I believe Celticmus is correct. Cruciferous vegetables have a protective effect against cancer ( http://tinyurl.com/23mhf5v ) and it is believed it is the testosterone-boosting effect that plays a role.

    Conversely, soy-milk appears to boost estrogen and hyaluronic acid, which tend to increase cancer risk, but, paradoxically, offer major protection against aging ( http://tinyurl.com/lw2jpb ).
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    Jan 16, 2011 1:14 AM GMT


    ugh... It looked like a quick kimchee recipe...