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Red Napa Cabbage

Napa, Red, Cabbage
(Napa, Red, Cabbage) Red napa cabbage is a very new variety of Chinese cabbage that was developed by the Kwonnong Seed Co., LTD. and released in 2016. We first saw it in a supermarket in 2017. Red napa cabbage is also known as red Chinese cabbage, and is botanically classified as Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis. The name “napa” comes from a Japanese colloquialism referring to any type of leafy vegetable. Over time, it has come to be used to describe this particular variety of Chinese cabbage. Napa cabbage is sometimes referred to as Pe-tsai or celery cabbage in Asia. The literature says that the flavor of red napa cabbage is slightly different than that of the green napa cabbage variety; it is mild and sweet, not bitter like many other red cabbage varieties, but we didn't think it was much sweeter than the green variety; however, it tasted good and we ate it raw in a tossed salad where the purple color really brightened up the salad. We could not find complete nutritional information for red napa cabbage, but the literature on the internet says that it is rich in vitamins C and A, as well as zinc and calcium. The deep burgundy or purple color of red napa cabbage is due to the presence of anthocyanins, phytonutrients responsible for pigment in fruits and vegetables, which also serves as a powerful antioxidant, and this makes it more nutritious than the green variety.

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!