Say: Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for smelly-tasty green vegetables! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun. Sing :( Mary had a little lamb) while walking with him….say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we always learn something new! Now let’s see what is waiting for you on the table! Point to the table and say: Oh! Look at the two different colored cabbages! Let’s discover their secrets! Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Put the green cabbage and purple cabbage in front of the baby to have a closer look at them, also to feel their textures between his hands! Sit next to him. Point to the green cabbage and say: ”Green cabbage!” The king of cabbages and our old friend! The wide fan-like leaves are pale green in color and with a slightly rubbery texture when raw. Green cabbage can be eaten raw or it can go into soups, and braises. The whole leaves can also be used to make cabbage rolls. Raw leaves are somewhat peppery in flavor, but the cabbage gets sweeter as it cooks. Green cabbage contains a high concentration of nutrients that support the health and function of every major physiological system. These nutrients include vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin K and the sulfur-containing antioxidant compounds known as glucosinolates. Now, point to the purple cabbage and say: “Purple cabbage!” Purple cabbage is similar to green cabbage, but with dark reddish-purple leaves. We think the flavor is a little deeper and earthier. We love its color in coleslaw and leafy green salad mixes. The potential health benefits of red cabbage are truly impressive. Analysis of the nutritional profile of purple cabbage reveals that this tasty plant is loaded with a range of health benefiting nutrients and phytochemicals, including vitamin C. Red cabbage is also packed with vitamin K, although it does not contain quite as much of this heart health boosting nutrient as green cabbage. As a conclusion, red and green cabbage is two different cabbage varieties that have a similar flavor, although red cabbage tends to be more peppery than green. Heads of red cabbage are also smaller and denser than green cabbage heads. No matter what color cabbage you choose, you can't go wrong, both varieties provide a wealth of health benefits! Marvelous! You have learned a lot today! Now it’s time to take some rest!
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