Red cabbage is delightfully crunchy and beautifully colourful. It gets its deep purple-red colour from the high amount of flavonoid called anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant. This adds a boost of goodness to your diet, as well as a pop of colour to your dishes. Red cabbage has a mild peppery and earthy flavour, with a touch of underlying sweetness. It’s an essential ingredient in coleslaw, but can also be braised, baked, sautéed and pickled. It has become  very popular for making sweet, colourful sauerkraut.