Some interesting facts about cabbage are that it is one of the oldest vegetables still in use as a staple crop and that 1 cup of raw cabbage contains nearly twice the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Also, one acre of cabbage produces more yield than any other vegetable.
Dutch sailors used sauerkraut, fermented cabbage, to prevent scurvy on long sea voyages. The world's largest cabbage weighed 123 pounds. Cabbage has close to no fat and is high in nutrition, including vitamins K, A and B6, folate and manganese. One cup of cabbage contains about 50 calories and 5 grams of fiber.