Cabbage for cancer treatment

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Cabbage is a good source of vitamin K,[79] vitamin C and fiber.[79][80] Cabbage is also an excellent source of manganesevitamin B6, and folate; and a good source of thiaminriboflavincalciumpotassiumvitamin Atryptophanprotein, and magnesium.[citation needed] Studies suggest that it, as well as othercruciferous vegetables, may reduce the risk of some cancers, especially those in the colorectal group.[81] This is possibly due to the glucosinolates found in cole crops, which stimulate the production of detoxifying enzymes that remove carcinogens created during metabolism,[82] or due to the sulphoraphane content, also responsible for metabolic anti-carcinogenic activities.[83] Purple cabbage also contains anthocyanins, which in other vegetables have been shown to have anti-carcinogenic properties.[84] Along with other cole crops, cabbage is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical that boosts DNA repair in cells and has been shown—in experiments using cell cultures and animal models—to block the growth of cancer cells.[85][86] Research suggests that boiling these vegetables reduces their anti-carcinogenic properties.[87]

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