Savoy cabbage facts

Savoy cabbage is delightful when added to salads, stir-fried, slaws, braised, stews and soups. It possess good amount of Vitamin B, folates and antioxidants. It grows well in fertile and alkaline soil accompanying moisture. The uncultivated form is called wild cabbage. It is inherent to Coastal Southern and Western Europe.

Name Savoy Cabbage
Scientific Name Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)
Native Coastal Southern and Western Europe.
It was originated about 1000 BC in Western Asia and Europe. Around 16th century Savoy was grown.
Common/English Name Curly cabbage
Plant Growth Habit Biennial
Growing Climate Cool
Soil Well-drained
Plant Size 20-60 cm
Root Fibrous,  shallow
Leaf color Blue to green
Leaf shape and size Puckered, overlapped, wavy with curly
Head shape Compact, round – flattened or pointed
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Small, four petaled, yellow
Fruit weight 3-4 pounds
Flavor/aroma Mellow
Taste Mild, sweet
Varieties/Types
  • Savoy King
  • Savoy Ace
  • Quintal D’Alsace
  • Savoy Queen
Fruit Season April to November
Major Nutritions (Raw) Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 48.2 µg (40.17%)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 21.7 mg (24.11%)
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 56 µg (14.00%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.133 mg (10.23%)
Total dietary Fiber 2.2 g (5.79%)
Manganese, Mn 0.126 mg (5.48%)
Vitamin A, RAE 35 µg (5.00%)
Copper, Cu 0.043 mg (4.78%)
Magnesium, Mg 20 mg (4.76%)
Isoleucine 0.071 g (4.25%)
Health Benefits
  • Gum health and teeth
  • Promotes brain health
  • Prevents cancer
  • Treats gout
  • Encounter free radicals
  • Absorbs minerals
  • Healthy heart
  • Pregnancy
  • Assist digestion
  • Treats diabetes
Calories in 1 cup shredded (70 gm) Raw 19 Kcal.
Precautions   The excessive intake of cabbage results in side effects such as medication interactions, flatulence, hypothyroidism and diarrhea.
Other Facts Head is an edible part of Savoy cabbage which could vary in shapes such as flattened, round, intermediate or conical.