Common name Cabbage
Scientific name Brassica oleracea
Family name Cole/Brassicas
Cabbage is a leafy green or purple multi-layered biennial plant, closely related to other cole crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts, and grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Smooth-leafed firm-headed green cabbages are the most common, with smooth-leafed red and crinkle-leafed savoy cabbages of both colours seen more rarely; preferring long sunny days, to grow to give large heads ranging in mass from 0.5 to 6 kg.
Cabbage has many medicinal benefits to the human body: bowel cleanser (colitis treatment), weight loss agent, the large amount of Vitamin U strengthens inner stomach lining (ulcer retardant), thereby protecting you from ulcers, its essential amino acids help in fight against skin inflammations, cabbage juice is used for treating anaemia because it contains folic acid, it is loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals that help in combating harmful free radicals which cause a number of skin disorders such as acne, pimples and blackheads. Raw juice antioxidants help in reducing skin dryness and premature aging (improves skin tone and texture). High sulphur content helps in reducing hair loss and improves the strength of hair, while nourishing hair roots.
The iQFarmer cabbage manual will introduce you to the value chain of cotton farming, and the cropping program will also give you a production cost analysis for decision making:
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