There are several types of cabbage: the common green cabbage, the purple-red color cabbage, the curly light green Savoy cabbage, and the elongated looser leaved Chinese Napa cabbage. These are often used interchangeably.
Unwashed, firm, compact cabbage keeps up to 2 weeks in the crisper section of the refrigerator; looser-leaf cabbage up to a week.
Sliced cabbage stored in a perforated plastic bag will keep 5 to 6 days, refrigerated in the humid crisper section.
Long-term storage requires high humidity and 32°F (0°C) temperature.
Solid-core cabbage will keep for 4 to 5 months stored in a humid basement with a temperature of 32°F (0°C). However, prepare yourself for a strong odor as the cabbage gets older. This can be lessened somewhat by layering in wet sand.
Savory and other loose-leaf cabbages store poorly long-term.
Cabbage can be pickled as sauerkraut.
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