China is a country with lots of fresh green leaf vegetables and the most important and popular one is cabbage. There are lots of types associated with Chinese cabbage, but the most common one is Napa Cabbage （scientific name: Brassica rapa pekinensis). As a close spice to Bok Choy, napa cabbage is an extremely popular leaf vegetable in winter season across the country.
Chinese napa cabbage has a pale white large head which is tightly packed, along with light green leaves. It is a spice with a long history back to 6000 years ago. And now it can be found in stir-fries, soups and one of the most popular fermented food-kimchi.
It is a healthy food due to the rich nutritional substance:Vitamin B,Vitamin C,Vitamin K,antioxidant plant compounds and dietary fiber.
- Buying tip: choose those with tightly packed head and green leaves. They can be store up to 1 week in a plastic bag in fridge.