Sales of red cabbage are booming as growing numbers of shoppers get wise to its health benefits.
In the past year, 545 tons have been bought in Britain – up nearly 50 per cent on the previous 12 months. And the amount consumers spent on red cabbage soared by 26.4 per cent to £590,000, according to trade magazine The Grocer.
The variety is one of the most nutritious cabbages – containing ten times more vitamin A and twice as much iron as the traditional green type.
British supplier Produce World said that although red cabbage sales peaked at Christmas, they remain strong. Other varieties are also selling well, with Sweetheart up by 29.9 in volume on the past year, figures from market analyst Kantar Worldpanel reveal.
Produce World agricultural director Andrew Burgess said that cabbages offer high ‘nutritional value and versatility’.
He believes more consumers are coming round to the high nutritional value of the vegetable and are eating it all-year-round and not just at Christmas.
Source - Daily Mail