Cabbages are large, round, leafy members of the brassica family. There are many varieties of cabbage and they're harvested at different times throughout the year. Home-grown varieties include Savoy, January King, white, and red cabbages. Raw, cooked or preserved, cabbages play an important role in both Western and Eastern cuisines. They're packed with vitamins, high in iron and potassium and low in calories.Cabbage is excellent finely sliced and eaten raw in salads.