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Green cabbage could prevent cancer

In Indonesia, when people call collards, mustard greens in question is green (Brassica chinensis few more groups, also called mustard meatballs, or caisim caisin). Besides mustard greens, there are also Chinese cabbage (Brassica pekinensis few groups, also called Chinese cabbage), which are used to make soups or processed into pickles and mustard spoons (or pakcoy bokchoy), which is a kind of plant leaf mustard family that also became known in the culinary world of Indonesia.

Mustard (Brassica juncea) belongs to the family Curciferae. Mustard greens are a leafy crops oval, smooth, not hairy, not berkrop. Mustard green stems shorter and slimmer than petsaai plants. Mustard has roots with much riding beside a shallow roots. The flowers look like Chinese cabbage, but a series of shorter bunches. Flower Button smaller with a pale yellow color specific. Seeds are small and dark brown in color and both sides of the bulkhead wall fat pods.

Green mustard known for many fibers, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, iron and protein. With this content, mustard greens effective for the prevention of cancer, hypertension, heart disease, helps the digestive health, disease prevention and treatment of pellagra, and pregnant women to prevent anemia.

"Mustard is one of the most nutritious vegetables have more vitamin A, carotene, vitamin C and flavonoids. Antioxidants in vegetables and fruits are often consumed," said Devon Lee BSc, Nutrsionist SlimGourtmet.

According to this long-haired woman, mustard greens are high in fiber may help control cholesterol, help fight hemorrhoids, constipation and colon cancer. Mustard greens contain vitamin K, which is very high. Vitamin K has shown a possible role in the function of bone growth by promoting the activity of osteo-trophic.

"Vegetables are a source of raw mustard greens are an excellent folic acid, water-soluble vitamin a major role in the synthesis of DNA and when administered before and early pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects in babies," she said .

Mustard greens are a rich source of antioxidants that have been proven to have advantages overcome prostate, breast, colon, and cancer. The value of vitamin C, rich in vegetable raw cabbage is a natural antioxidant that protects against free radicals and viral infections such as influenza offers.

For vitamin C, some experts say that the level is almost the same as oranges. It's fun to keep the immune system so it does not easily hurt. Levels of vitamin A is also a piece. In fact, mustard leaf is a source of vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient for the skin and vision to keep.

"The consumption of vegetables is common mustard arthritis, osteoporosis, anemia prevention, and is believed to protect against heart disease, asthma, colon and prostate cancer," he explained.

Mustard greens are also useful, especially for women menopause Sadang. They have the ability to protect the body against cancer and heart disease. High content of nutrients (such as calcium, folate and magnesium) also supports bone health.

"As with other greens, mustard greens to the bodies of our hearts for free from toxins, heavy metals, and fats, which makes our whole body function more efficiently, " he said.

However, avoid greens with brown spots or yellow, because they no longer fresh. Green mustard can last up to 3 days when stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Those who have kidney problems should endive or mustard greens because they consume excessive oxalate.

People with kidney problems or the content of bile to prevent the consumption of mustard. This is because sometimes, oxalate is present in these vegetables may be concentrated and crystallized, creating health problems. Moreover, oxalate also interfere with absorption of calcium in the body, "he explained.

And before consumption, wash cabbage leaves in a bowl of cold water until no sand or dirt in the water. And the consumption of mustard 2-3 times per week for 1 - ½ cups.


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