Crisp and Healthy, Saku Saku
Crunchy, crisp and refreshing, Saku Saku is arguably one of the most versatile vegetables in Japanese cooking. It's also one of the healthiest!
Saku Saku provides a tasty way to easily consume important vitamins like vitamin U, which aids in digestion and a healthy gut, as well as vitamin C, which offers a number health benefits from a healthier heart to a boosted immune system.
When compared to lettuce, Saku Saku has a higher content of calcium which is important for strong bones, muscle movement, and nerves health. Additionally, this tasty cabbage contains isothiocyanate which is a detoxifying and cancer-preventive compound often found in cruciferous (cabbage family) vegetables.
This vegetable has been found to induce similar effects as dexamethasone, a compound used to resolve arthritis, blood/hormone disorders, allergic reactions, skin diseases, eye problems, breathing problems, bowel disorders, cancer, adrenal gland disorder, and immune system disorders.
In addition, this salad cabbage is easy to prepare – especially in raw form. In fact, it can bring higher levels of certain nutritional elements when consumed raw.
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