Purple Cabbage Salad – a healthy sweet and sour delight

About the humble purple cabbage

The purple cabbage has a similar taste to the green cabbage, but it has more nutrients (such as up to 4x more antioxidant properties). Cabbage can be eaten raw (and even juiced), fermented or cooked and is a very healthy and cost effective vegetable to add to your diet.

Purple cabbage is low in calories and high in nutrients, you really must have this cabbage in your diet if you want to lose weight and be healthy.

Purple cabbage is packed with vitamin C and vitamin K. It is also packed with antioxidants such as carotenoids, anthocyanins and kaempferol, protecting your from cellular damage and serious diseases.

Purple cabbage has alot of sulforaphane which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. This cabbage also has anthocyanins which is known to be good for your heart through helping to lower your blood pressure.

The calcium, vitamins C and K that are in the purple cabbage are good for your bones. Purple cabbage is also good for your gut through lowering the risk of inflammation and being so rich in fiber. 30% of the cabbage is soluble fiber which is probiotic and helps your good bacteria in your gut.


  • 1 purple cabbage
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 red onion
  • apple cider vinegar
  • honey
  • olive oil
  • sesame seeds


  • core and shred the cabbage
  • gently cook the red onion in a pan with some olive oil
  • add in the green apple, beetroot and shredded cabbage
  • add the honey and apple cider vinegar
  • season with salt and pepper and sprinkle on top the sesame seeds
  • serve warm or chilled
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