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Our cabbage At a glance

Our cabbage

At a glance

About Cabbage

The word cabbage comes from Middle French caboche ‘head’ (in dialect, ‘cabbage’), derived from Latin caput ‘head’. Our present-day cabbage varieties originally came from the Mediterranean region and its popularity as a cultural and medicinal herb dates back to antiquity.

  • Harvested by hand and processed fresh

  • German farming

Red Cabbage

Belongs to the headed cabbage group whose leaves keeps their bud shape and do not open until the harvest season. Its purple colour comes from the water-soluble pigment anthocyanin, a valuable secondary plant material.

Kale

Belongs to the leaf cabbage group They have green ruffled leaves that from a stalk and do not form a head. Packed with nutrients, it has very few calories and acts as a true energy booster.

Guaranteed quality

We maintain long-standing, close partnerships with our farmers, some are already in the 3rd generation.

Harvest time

Fresh facts

The history of red cabbage

Lisel Kühne, mother to Carl Wilhelm Kühne, was bothered so much by having stained fingers from cutting red cabbage that she insisted on offering ready-to-serve red cabbage – a wish that became reality in 1957. From that point on, our Kühne red cabbage saved a lot of time and effort and is a real best-seller even today.

Blue kraut or red cabbage?

In Southern Germany it is called “kraut” and in Northern Germany “Kohl” (German for cabbage). The famous tongue twister “Blaukraut bleibt Blaukraut and Brautkleid bleibt Brautkleid” (Blue cabbage remains blue cabbage and wedding dress remains wedding dress) causes quite a regional stir as the people in Northern Germany think, that they cannot properly say the tongue twister and the Southern Germans are colour blind since they call it blue kraut and not red cabbage.

Miracle nutrient

Anyone who values a healthy diet cannot ignore local cabbage. Lots of vitamins, minerals and fibre combined with a low calorie content, make it a multi-purpose weapon with added health benefits.

Consumption

Germans truly have ‘Kohldampf’ (German slang for hungry as a wolf): About 300 million heads of cabbage are eaten each year. That’s about four cabbages per person!