A round, layered, leafy vegetable that is eaten raw or cooked. It is round in shape and has layers of superimposed leafs. It is related to crops such as broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts and can be green, white or purple. Its earliest cultivation is known to be in Europe. It is widely produced in China and India. In fact, of the world cabbage production as of 2010 almost half were grown in China. It is a good source of vitamin C, beta carotene and fiber.