Cabbages are popular cultivars of Brassica oleracea (Family Brassicaceae). They are often eaten as a leafy green vegetable.
Cabbage plants are herbaceous, biennial, dicotyledonous flowering plants. They are distinguished by short stems with a rounded mass of leaves. These leaves are typically green, but red/purple are also known. This is the "cabbage head" which is harvested for eating as a leaf vegetable.
Cultivated cabbage was known to ancient Greeks and Romans. It is derived from the wlid mustard plant, native to the Mediterranean.
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