Red cabbage is one of the main cabbage varieties, and is grown primarily for the fresh market. Red cabbage is one of the oldest types of cabbage. There is summer and winter red cabbage. The blue-red color of red cabbage is caused by a natural dye.
Red cabbage is a cure for colorectal cancer and diabetes mellitus. In addition, it is good for the liver and the heart. Fresh red cabbage is healthier than cooked red cabbage.