Chinese or Celery Cabbage
History and Facts:
Chinese or celery cabbage resembles celery or romaine more than it does the traditional headed cabbage. It is a crisp vegetable that has been used extensively by Orientals for generations in the preparation of cooked dishes. In recent years, Chinese cabbage has grown considerably in popularity because it's bulky and economical. It is used primarily as a salad vegetable in North America.
Chinese cabbage has only 20 calories per cup, and contains only a trace of fat. It is an excellent source of calcium, potassium, vitamin A, and folacin.
Chinese cabbage should be stored at 35 degrees fahrenheit, with a relative humidity of 95 percent. Storage life at this temperature is about one week.
November through June