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Cabbage (Hispi)

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Hispi cabbage is a sweeter, pointy-shaped, green cabbage also known as hearted or sweetheart cabbage.

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Why is it called Hispi cabbage?

It’s tight, green and leafy. Also known as pointed, hispi, or Chinese cabbage, the name sweetheart is used because of its sweet flavour, and because the French word for cabbage, chou, is used as a pet name for a sweetheart, not, as you might think because it has a shape like a heart.

Pointed (Hispi) cabbage is a variant of white cabbage and has a slightly sweetish flavour. Due to its delicate leaves, it is not as durable as white cabbage and should be eaten after a maximum of 3 days. It is best stored wrapped in a damp kitchen towel in the vegetable compartment of your fridge.

Why you should eat pointed cabbage more often: Healthy pointed cabbage also contains plenty of vitamin C and is being low in calories and fat – it’s also one of the most easily digestible types of cabbage. You can prepare it similarly to white cabbage, but keep in mind you won’t need to cook it as long. If you want to freeze pointed cabbage, cut it into smaller pieces and blanch in boiling water for approx. 2- 3 minutes. Stored in the freezer, it will keep for up to half a year.

How to prepare pointed cabbage: Remove the outer leaves of the pointed cabbage, then quarter it. This way, the stalk can be easily removed and you can cut the pointed cabbage into larger pieces or strips according to the recipe you’re cooking.