Western head cabbage is a very versatile vegetable and is used in kitchens across the globe. The thick inner leaves are more durable than Chinese cabbage and stand up well to longer cooking processes. It has excellent nutritional value with high levels of vitamin C and glutamine, an amino acid with anti-inflammatory properties. Cabbage has a long storing capability, which makes it an important winter vegetable. Okonomiyaki is a popular cabbage-based dish that is best known in Osaka. Try cabbage in curries, sukiyaki, ohitashi, yosenabe, stir-fries, soup, overnight pickling and kimchee.