The Truth About Cabbage and Aluminum


Hi Doc, I've heard that, when you're cooking cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, you're not supposed to use aluminum utensils. Why is that?


Rory Montgomery


Hi Rory,

Yes, apparently that is true: something in the aluminum reacts with the cabbage and, not only discolours it, but can alter the taste too. Yuck. So, don't use aluminum on your cabbage. In fact, if you'll pardon a bit of soapboxing here: don't use aluminum utensils or pans at all. Stainless steel: sure. Cast Iron: absolutely. Aluminum: why bother?


Doctor McGrillemup

Here is a Recipe to properly cook Cabbage on the Grill!

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