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    Red cabbage

    Red cabbage is a mature cabbage with a strong, peppery flavor and tough leaves. Its color is a response to different acids and bases, and turns blue or purple after preparation. Red cabbage is also known as blue kraut or red kraut. It is commonly used for coleslaws and salads, and is popularly used as an alternative to green cabbage to add color and presentation to salads and cooked dishes. A head of red cabbage is high in fiber and vitamin C, and can make many nutritional meals and snacks.