Juicing cabbage is a great way to add more nutrients and vitamins to your diet. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C, and other antioxidants. Cabbage juice benefits are vast and include weight loss, improved digestion, and reduced cancer risk. This blog post will discuss the 7 health benefits of cabbage juice and provide a delicious recipe for you to try!
We mix cabbage with other nutritious fruits and vegetables to make the juice super nutritious, delicious, and even healthier! Both cabbage and mandarines are in season until March, so it is ideal to have this nutrition during these months.
We like using cabbage for many dishes like Chinese woks, cabbage soup, Sauerkraut, but drinking cabbage juice also has many benefits. When you juice cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables, you extract their nutrients that would otherwise be difficult to get from the whole cabbage.
- White cabbage
- Clementines or mandarines
- Ginger root
Optional: add a splash of lemon juice
See quantities in the recipe card
🔪 How to juice cabbage
You can make fresh cabbage juice two ways, using a large blender or a juicer. See how you can make cabbage juice, either way, followed by our suggested recipe.
How to make cabbage juice with a juicer?
This is the easiest way to make cabbage juice and cruciferous juice vegetables.
You need to wash your red cabbage or green cabbage and coarsely chop the recipe's quantity. Then push the chopped cabbage and other fruits or vegetables and immediately enjoy the fresh juice.
Get an excellent Cold-Pressed juicer; it will be one of the best investments you have made in the year! Trust me! Make sure you check the juicer's instructions before starting, as many juicers have different working mechanisms.
How to make cabbage juice without a juicer?
To make cabbage juice with a blender, you need to put fresh cabbage leaves into a blender and add water using the same proportion and weight.
Blend the cabbage for 40-60 seconds using a high-speed blender, and then strain the puree using a fine mesh strainer. You may need to help yourself with a spoon to pass the raw cabbage juice faster.
If you are using a low-speed blender, you may need to blend first at low speed for 30 seconds and then at high speed for 30-60 seconds, depending on the blender.
Note: if you juice cabbage and other fruits and vegetables, as we suggest in this recipe, apply the same proportions rule. Then you can use the puree for compost.
🥬 How to make cabbage juice
Separate the cabbage leaves and wash them thoroughly, removing any dirt. Wash the rest of the ingredients as well. Then coarsely chop the cabbage leaves.
Peel the clementine and coarsely chop carrots and apples. Separate the apple core. We don't peel the fruits and vegetables when juicing them. That saves time, and peeling is entirely unnecessary if you have washed your produce well.
Pass all the chopped ingredients through the shut, combining all the elements. I always find that it is better to mix all textures to facilitate the juicing process.
Ready to drink cabbage juice?
This Juice, fresh and homemade, thus has no preservatives, making it go not nice quicker than any store-bought juice.
The fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants we can get, start losing their nutritional bioavailability the moment it's juiced.
Yes, you can store juices but make sure you use tightly sealed mason jars.
The leftover from this cabbage juice recipe can last up to one week if properly refrigerated.
See our storing juice tips.
🙌🏻 7 Benefits of Drinking Cabbage juice
Eating cabbage has excellent benefits; these fantastic cruciferous vegetables have potent properties, including balancing hormones, antiinflammation, gut health, body detoxification, and help in healing peptic ulcers.
As expected in juicing, this process removes the fiber, which is healthy, but on the other hand, it delivers cabbage nutrients in a concentrated form, which would be hard to consume in its solid-state.
So juicing is a way to get more of the great cabbage benefits, along with the fruits and vegetables you decide to add to your cabbage juice recipe. We like using pineapples, apple juice, lemon juice, and other leafy greens like swiss chard.
Let's dive into some cabbage juice benefits.
Stomach ulcers and Gut health
Cabbage juice may help with abdominal discomfort and has been used from ancient times to heal ulcers. Some studies in rats suggest that cabbage juice extract has effectively healed ulcers and prevented subsequent formation, although more studies in humans need to take place. (1)
So if you have a troubled tummy or suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, get that cabbage left in the fridge and mix it with any other fruit amongst your everyday ingredients and juice it. In fact, stomach ulcers are one of the main benefits of making cabbage juice.
You can make green juices like cabbage cucumber juice mixed with apple juice, making a delicious juice that will help you get back to normal.
After juicing to get the gut health benefits? Our Juice for digestion and upset stomach and smoothie for constipation might also be great resources.
Try drinking it on an empty stomach, with just the right amount of cabbage, so you can enjoy its mild flavor and taste without gagging!
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Consuming cabbage juice may fight inflammation since when we eat cabbage, our body metabolizes some of its components into sulforaphane, which our bodies use to fight inflammation and carcinogens that cause colon and breast cancer. (2)
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Drink cabbage juice to aid your weight loss journey. This vegetable is low in calories high in anti-inflammatory substances that may help lessen obesity, especially when consumed as Apple-Cabbage fermented juice. (3)
Skin health and body detox
In a study designed to research the effect of cabbage in mice with dermatitis, it was demonstrated that cabbage acts successfully against inflammation. The results suggest that cabbage can be used to treat skin inflammation. (4)
Drinking cabbage juice and cruciferous vegetable extract balances estrogen when used in high concentrations, another reason to juice cabbage and not try to eat whole cabbage in large quantities. (5)
Both red and green cabbage juice offers a significant number of antioxidants. These substances are used by our bodies to replenish damaged cells and protect our bodies from free radicals caused by stress and bad, unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol. (6)
Cruciferous vegetables like kale, cabbage, and broccoli can combat cancer by slowing tumor growth. Studies have found that these natural powerhouses may offer protection against certain cancers. (7)
Other health benefits of cabbage
Cabbage juice is a great way to have more of this cruciferous vegetable, while eating raw cabbage and fermented cabbage can provide additional health benefits.
Fermented cabbage (also known as Sauerkraut) is high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and minerals. Because it's a fermented dish, it helps promote the growth of beneficial probiotics, which are essential for digestive health.
Fermentation can improve the nutritional value of food, such as cabbage and other pickled vegetables, and make them more digestible.
Cabbage may aid heart health (8) and help absorb nutrients better. (9)Red cabbage juice may have additional lung function health benefits. (10)
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Learn how to use cabbage in this delicious authentic Tuscan bean soup, made with healthy staple ingredients such as cabbage and white beans, that make up for a full meal.
❗ Cabbage juice side effects
As it is typical with cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, increased consumption of cabbage may cause stomach discomfort in some people.
This effect is more commonly experienced from eating large amounts of raw cabbage instead of juicing it.
🧃 More healthy juice recipes
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Cabbage Juice Recipe
- Chop. Depending on the Juicer you have, you may be able to throw the cabbage, apple, clementines, carrot, and ginger, in the Juicer without cutting it; or just roughly chop your produce in medium chunks. If not, take out the core of the apple and the tops of the carrots.
- Juice. Start introducing all the ingredients, combining the cabbage shreds and solids, to prevent the juicer from getting stuck.
- Thin-up. If you want to thin the juice a little, you can add about half a cup of water in the juicer aperture so it drags some of the rest of the fruits and veggies.
- Serve. Or you can reserve the juice for up to 24 hours in a mason jar.
You can also add both the carrots and celery stalks and leaves.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with a high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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This is such a refreshing and nourishing juice, the perfect way to start the day and I love how many health benefits it has.
Yes, it is one of our favorites, especially when having an upset stomach!
i've never tried juicing cabbage and didn't realize could be so tasty !! I usually just make soup with it but that makes sense!
yes, cabbage is such a wonderful vegetable and it is packed with health benefits. Cabbage soup is one of our favorites as well!
loved learning about all the benefits! need to start juicing ASAP!
I am glad you enjoyed the read, Andrea!
I have never juiced cabbage before; love hearing about these benefits! WOW!
We recently started juicing cabbage when we read about all its benefits. I was reluctant but loved combining it with other fruits and veggies and loved it!
Claudia Lamascolo says
Great health benefits and information on my favorite veggie we love cabbage!
I've juiced many vegetables over the years, but never tried cabbage before. I'll have to give it a try. Thank you for all this information about the benefits of cabbage.
I love cabbage, but for some reason have never thought of juicing it before? Amazing! Thank you!
same here, I hear you! It wasn't until I read tons about it that we started juicing cabbage, and loved it!
I'm not new to juicing cabbage, but this post was extremely informative! I've also never tried pairing cabbage with citrus, but clementine worked so well in this juice that I think it may now be one of my favourite recipes! Thanks!
Hey Ieva, I am glad to know you enjoyed the citrus pairing! 🙂
I bought a new juicer lately and never thought to juice cabbage, thanks for the great tip!
Hey! If you are into juicing, you will find many recipes here; we are crazy about morning juicing! Cabbage wasn't on our list for juicing veggies until we recently read a lot about its benefits and gave it a try. We were stunned by how yummy its flavor was!
really great tips and explanation on the health benefits of cabbage juicing
Refreshing and healthy! Never thought about juicing cabbage until I read your article! Thanks so much for sharing.
Such a tasty combination!
Can I make this juice in a big batch to drink over the week? Or is it best to do it day by day?
To get the best out of any juice's nutritional value, it is best to have it freshly made. You can also store it in an airtight container in the fridge, but try to drink it over the net for 2 -3 days max to avoid nutritional loss. Thanks for your inquiry, Melissa!