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Cabbage is round in shape with layers of superimposed leaves with the inner leaves often lighter in color than the outer leaves because they are protected from the sunlight. They belong to the Cruciferae family of vegetables along with kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts.
Cabbages were among the first plants to be cultivated. Northern Europe was the starting point for wild cabbage, originally loose leafed like collards.
When introduced to the Mediterranean, Egyptians worshipped cabbage heads as gods, enthroned on elaborate alters.
Cabbage was among the first European plants brought by colonists to the New World where it thrived.