Fresh cabbage is incredibly nutritious, and very low in fat and calories. In 100g (3.5oz) of leaves there are only about 25 calories.
Cabbage is extremely rich in vitamin K, which is important for proper blood clotting and bone health. Fresh cabbage is also rich in natural antioxidant - vitamin C. Half-cup of cooked cabbage provides 47% of vitamin C needs for the day.
Like any other plant from family of cruciferous vegetables, cabbage has been associated with a lower risk of cancer. Fiber from cabbage helps prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract. One more benefit is that eating flavonoid-rich foods, such as cabbage, lowers the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.