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Sauerkraut is easier to digest than other cabbage recipes

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© 2006 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Popular Cabbage Recipes

Coleslaw: The Dutch came up with coleslaw, a combination of shredded cabbage, mayonnaise, and seasonings. It is a common cold side dish (perhaps the reasoning behind some calling it "cold" slaw) which is often served at barbecues, picnics, fish fries, and other casual dinners. You'll also find some upscale versions. the term coleslaw comes from the Dutch koolsla, meaning cabbage salad, and dates back in print to 1794.

Sauerkraut: The German immigrants brought sauerkraut to America, of course. It consists of salted, fermented chopped cabbage, originally conceived as a preservative method. The dish dates back in English to 1617, and was first found in print in 1776.

Some prefer to rinse some of the salt from sauerkraut before serving. For those with digestive problems, you'll be happy to know that sauerkraut is much easier to digest than raw or cooked cabbage because the fermentation process has helped to break it down. Americans are quite fond of sauerkraut on hot dogs and consume about 1.5 pounds per person per year.

Colcannon: Not quite as common in the United States as the two above, colcannon is a Gaelic dish made of boiled cabbage and potatoes. It dates back in print to 1843.

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