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Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 145, Protein 6g, Fat 4g, Calories From Fat 24%, Cholesterol 9mg, Carbohydrates 22g, Fiber 5g, Sodium 182mg.

Spiced Cabbage

Makes 4 servings
Each serving equals one 5 A Day serving


half a medium cabbage
1 small onion (or half a medium one)
1 hot green chili pepper
1 Tbsp coconut
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
2 cm piece of fresh root ginger
spray oil

Shred the cabbage very finely and chop into small pieces. Finely chop the onion, chili and ginger. Spray frying pan with spray oil. Add the onion, ginger and chili. Cook for 30 seconds then add the cabbage and turmeric. Cook at a high temperature for about ten minutes stirring all the time. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the coconut. This dish can be served on it's own but can also accompany many different rice dishes.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 58, Protein 2g, Fat 1g, Calories From Fat 22%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 11g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 36mg.

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Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on September 29, 2005

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