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Cabbage is a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) of the family Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae) and is a leafy green vegetable.


Cabbage consumption in Atlantic Canada is traditionally high and is often grown by farmers producing other vegetables.


The only part of the cabbage plant that is normally eaten is the leafy head. Cabbage is used in a variety of dishes for its naturally spicy flavour. It is the principal ingredient in coleslaw and sauerkraut. PEI Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C.



Scientific Name

Brassica oleracea

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