Many recipes will call for "2 cups of shredded cabbage" but it is not always easy to figure out actually how many cabbage heads are in a cup. In order to help make cooking easier we did some experiments to help tell you exactly how many cabbage heads you need to buy.
Cabbage is very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of cooked dishes or raw salads. Whole leaves may be used raw, or lightly steamed as wraps for meats or other vegetables.
To answer How many cabbages in a cup we went to the store to check out the vegetable section. In general terms, a large cabbage head weighs about 39 ounces (1106 grams), a medium head 32 ounces (908 grams), and a small head 28 ounces (794 grams).
After surveying the produce we selected 1 medium cabbage that weighed 2 pound for our how many cabbages in a cup testing sample. When shredded, 1 medium raw head yielded about 8 to 8.5 cups. It only requires less than 1/8 of a head of cabbage to hit the 1 cup mark. Once cabbage is cooked the quantity remaining is reduced by about half.
Did you know that cabbage is closely related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale and cauliflower. According to Guinness World Records, in August 2012 Scott A. Robb was credited with growing the heaviest cabbage which weighed 138.25 lb (62.71 kg). Although sauerkraut (a dish made from fermented cabbage) is thought of as a German invention, the Chinese were eating this food a long time before them. China is actually the largest producer of cabbage, while Russia eats the greatest amount of the vegetable in the world: about 44 pounds per person per year.
Next time your recipe calls for a cup of shredded cabbage you'll feel confident knowing what size and how many you need. You can also use our conversion tool below for any custom how many cabbages in a... measurements you need.
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