All about cabbage > Preventing flatulence
The cellulose fibre in cabbage contains a substance that tends to ferment in the intestines, producing unpleasant and noisy effects! But there's a simple solution to prevent such problems and to overcome cabbage's indigestibility:
- Blanch the cabbage in water, allowing it to cook for a good five minutes after the water comes to the boil;
- discard the water; cover with fresh water and continue cooking.
Keep in mind, too, that Chinese varieties are much more digestible and have fewer "gaseous" effects.
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