Calories in cabbage when raw
When raw, there are only 10 calories in a half cup of cabbage weighing 35 grams (US Centers for Disease Control).
There is no fat or cholesterol, and only a trace of sodium.
There are only 2 grams of carbohydrates and only one of those is sugar.
There is only 1 gram of dietary fiber and only a trace of protein.
Vitamins and minerals are low, but it does provide 30% of daily adult value of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
Calories in cabbage when cooked
When cooked, there are only 15 calories in a half cup weighing 75 grams.
The carbohydrates are slightly increased to 3 grams, but the vitamins and minerals are reduced.
Always choose a solid, heavy head without bruises or blemishes.
It may be stored for a day or so, but the outer leaves should be removed before using.
Over 100 varieties to eat
Cabbages may be light to medium green, red, or crinkled. Savoy, Chinese, Bok Choy, and many others are varieties in this vegetable family.
This vegetable is served steamed, boiled, braised, stir-fried, or baked (including using the leaves as wrappers for stuffed rolls). It can be winter-stored as sauerkraut.
When raw, it forms a base for fruit and vegetable salads, salsas, sandwiches, and coleslaw recipes.
More diet information with free subscription to our Diet and Health Newsletter here:
If you liked calories in cabbage, here is more nutrition information
Subscribe now and don't miss a single issue.
Find out more!