Napa or Nappa Cabbage is a type of Chinese cabbage that is widely used in Asian cuisine. The word napa translates to leaves of any vegetable, especially as food.
The leaves lay together firmly and form heads just like other head-forming leaf vegetables like cabbage lettuce.
Napa Cabbage is labeled differently across the world. Australians call the vegetable “wombok”, and in England, they’re called “petsai”.
Species: B. Rapa
Binomial name: Brassica rapa
Napa Cabbage Trivia
- Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables in the world and is known as the grandfather of vegetables.
- People in China believed that cabbage was a magic cure for bald men.
- Avoid using aluminum with cabbage as it discolors the vegetable with a chemical reaction.