Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Napa cabbage

Napa cabbage , from , also called ''baechu'' in or ''hakusai'' in , is a type of Chinese cabbage originating in China, near the Beijing region, and is widely used in . Napa cabbage is lighter in color than ordinary Chinese cabbage .

In Korean cuisine, it is used in making the most common type of kimchi. It is the main ingredient of ''baechu kimchi'', but is also eaten raw as a wrap for pork or oysters, dipped in gochujang. The outer, tougher leaves are called ''ugeoji'', and used in soups.


Napa cabbage is widely used in China, Japan, and Korea. Because of immigrants from these nations, it is also readily found in most North American cities. Napa cabbage is made up primarily of water .

The yellow part of the leaves have higher concentrations of vitamin A than the white or green parts.


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