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gillybob Sat 31-Aug-19 19:32:38

What do you think it means to crave cabbage ? I’m not pregnant .

GagaJo Sat 31-Aug-19 19:34:21

What vitamins are in it?

rosecarmel Sat 31-Aug-19 20:24:37

I crave seasonal food seasonally- Scantly seasoned-Caramelized stuff and crusty edges come autumn- I don't know if that makes me deficient- Maybe more conditioned to eating certain things certain times of the year- Cabbage is in season right now ..

merlotgran Sat 31-Aug-19 20:28:21

Years ago a friend of mine craved iceberg lettuce. She'd eat a whole one while she was driving back from the supermarket.

It turned out she'd developed a mineral deficiency because she spent a long time pulling ragwort out of her horse's field and wasn't wearing gloves.

Nasty stuff, ragwort.

Gonegirl Sat 31-Aug-19 20:28:39

Loadsavits. A.C.E.

Perhaps you haven't had it for a long time gillybob and are just craving some old fashioned comfort food.

Gonegirl Sat 31-Aug-19 20:29:02

By "it" I meant cabbage. Of course.

GagaJo Sat 31-Aug-19 21:06:02

Lol GG

EllanVannin Sat 31-Aug-19 21:32:04

Drumhead, Spring or Savoy ?

gillybob Sat 31-Aug-19 23:27:21

I had a massive ( and I mean massive) plate of spring greens ??? Ahem it’s august ? For my supper . I will probs have a bad Tummy Tumkins all night but at least I got my “fix”.

gillybob Sat 31-Aug-19 23:29:53

Omg rosecaramel I’ve been craving crusts too . confused

paddyann Sun 01-Sep-19 00:50:11

I love steamfried cabbage with crispy bacon bits through it ,I'll have that just with potato some nights for my dinner .Its a throw back to my Irish granny .

Pantglas1 Sun 01-Sep-19 04:11:28

Shredded and steamed then butter stirred in with grindings of black pepper....mmmn!

Coolgran65 Sun 01-Sep-19 04:30:55

I often steam cabbage over the potatoes and cut into wedges. Never thought to do it shredded and it would cook quicker. Thanks for that.

BradfordLass72 Sun 01-Sep-19 06:20:25

I often crave broccoli and if I'm pregnant, look for a star in the East smile

kittylester Sun 01-Sep-19 07:35:28

paddyann, I do that and stir the bacon fat and some cream into it all with lots of black pepper.

Willow500 Sun 01-Sep-19 07:46:20

I love spring greens but never cook them as OH doesn't. If we ever go out for Sunday lunch and it's on the carvery I'm straight in there grin Also love broccoli and sprouts - green veg is so good for your eyes too!

BlueSapphire Sun 01-Sep-19 08:25:13

I'm craving a chip butty......

gillybob Sun 01-Sep-19 09:35:24

Oh yes I could eat one of those right now BlueSapphire made with proper homemade chips. Don’t laugh but we have a little portable hob that I sometimes hook up outside to cook smelly stuff (like fish) . I might be tempted to put a pan of chips on later . De-bloomin- lishus !

EllanVannin Sun 01-Sep-19 12:16:33

Speaking of fish, I had a lovely hunk of smoked haddock in the week, steamed-----with lashings of Lurpak of course and just Hovis bread and butter.

EllanVannin Sun 01-Sep-19 12:18:24

Love cabbage potatoes and bacon strewn over it along with the bacon fat poured over. Roll on winter ! Hot pots too.

Gonegirl Sun 01-Sep-19 13:15:12

I ate a whole long fillet of smoked cod in the week for my lunch. DH was out so ate his bit.

BBbevan Sun 01-Sep-19 18:54:06

Just had cabbage carbonara. Another low carb favourite , made with pointy cabbage

justme2 Wed 11-Sep-19 16:31:31

with one of my pregnancies, I craved oranges and ate them in massive quantities. Thank goodness, they were in season so were affordable.

At the time, I was too young and dumb to know why the craving but later realized it was due to a deficiency. I'm glad my body was smart enough to shout for them

JackyB Wed 11-Sep-19 18:23:44

I did that, too, justme when I was preggers - I would eat 3 oranges, and then drink a litre of milk. Goodness knows what my innards looked like.

As for the original question in the OP - you don't say what kind of cabbage. Here is an interesting page listing the nutrients - it's American I'm afraid, and I think the values apply to Savoy cabbage, but it might help you to find out what you are deficient in. (I would put my money on folic acid)

Witzend Fri 13-Sep-19 12:33:35

Boiled potatoes, diced and fried in a little oil with chopped onions, cabbage cooked quickly, chopped and mixed in. Sort of bubble and squeak.
Going to have that soon with something, maybe sausages - the non fatty kind.

I often put sliced cabbage - green or white - in stir fries. I had never thought of cabbage as at all an Asian thing - recipes so often say pak choi - but on a visit to Indonesia years ago (dh was based there for a bit) we were going up the massive Mount Bromo, and once past the paddy field level there were masses of neatly diamond shaped fields all over the slopes - all full of cabbages!