Purple cabbage, also referred to as red cabbage, belongs to
the Brassica genus of plants. Purple variety is richer
in beneficial molecules for health benefits that includes to
support stronger bones, healthier heart, lower inflammation and protect
against certain types of cancers. Its antioxidants include
vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoid antioxidants, such as
anthocyanins and kaempferol. It is also a good source of sulforaphane, a sulfur-rich compound that forms when raw cabbage
is cut or crushed. Sulforaphane is linked to powerful heart
health benefits and cancer-fighting properties. This may be due
to its content of anthocyanins, which are flavonoid antioxidants
that give purple cabbage its characteristic color. One large
study found that women who regularly eat large amounts of
anthocyanin-rich foods may benefit from an 11-32% lower risk of
heart attacks, compared with those who eat fewer of these foods.
Higher anthocyanin intakes may also be linked to lower blood
pressure and a lower risk of heart disease . Purple cabbage
contains more than 36 types of anthocyanins, making it an
excellent source of this heart-healthy compound.
Purple cabbage is also rich in vitamin K1. Experts believe this may be because it contains sulforaphane and anthocyanins two compounds researched for their cancer-fighting properties. Research links high intakes of cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, to an 18% lower risk of colon cancer. Diets rich in cruciferous vegetables have also been linked to a lower risk of breast cancer . Moreover, there are evidence to suggest that the sulforaphane found in purple cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables may help kill cancer cells or prevent them from growing and spreading. Cell and animal studies suggest that anthocyanins may have similar anti-cancer effects. Anthocyanins are found in red, blue, and purple fruits and vegetables, including purple cabbage. However, more human research is needed before strong conclusions can be made. Cabbage is also a good source of fiber, which keeps your gut healthy and helps it digest foods more easily. Insoluble fiber comprises around 70% of the fiber in cabbage. It adds bulk to stools and helps food move through your gut more easily, reducing the risk of constipation. The soluble fiber provides food for the beneficial bacteria living in gut and these friendly bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as acetate, butyrate, and propionate, which feed the cells of the gut
What are fermented Red Cabbage Powder |REDCABSOL tM ?
Microcore has developed highly innovative technologies by using selective probioticis to ferment the Purple cabbage in controlled conditions on both submerged and solid state fermentations to produce bio-transformed Anthocyanin for the selective target of cancer cells on In vitro studies, Microcore believe that this study would help to identify bio-transformed anthocyanin as potential Nutraceuticlas for the Anticancer and Cardio-well ness.