Green Water.

@hvedra (1623)
October 26, 2010 9:08am CST
It's a traditional thing in England to drink the water that the greens (cabbage) has been cooked in. I had some last night. The nutrients from the cabbage end up in the water so it is good to drink it. Have you ever tried green water?
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Hi. hvedra. I have never tried this before at all. It sounds like something good. I am sure that the water carries an ample amount of nutrients.
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@ravend (661)
• Malta
28 Oct 10
You got me thinking -I could use it to make risotto or a soup. I made risotto today and wished to put something better for the water - next time it would be water of some boiled veggie. :)
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
27 Oct 10
I like cabbage and I know I've had some of the water as I've eaten the cabbage, but I've never just drunk the water.
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@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 10
Hi Hvedra!. If it organic vegetable I will drink the water but if not I will not take it. I usually just blanched it in boiled water for few minute and put in colander and throw the water in sink. I prefer to put fresh vegetable in juicer and mix it with fruit so the taste will be much better.
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@rexrevol (328)
• Philippines
27 Oct 10
I'll try this. It's something new for me. Thanks for sharing.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 10
Hi hvedra~ I love cabbage, but have never drank the water that it was cooked in. I have heard that it is very good for you though. I don't think that I would find it very appealing, at least not enough to just drink that way. How does it taste? Seems that it would be kind of bland?
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 10
When I was really into cooking and keeping a frugal kitchen I would cooking vegetables and freeze the green water, then use it for soups. By adding some herbs and spices it can be a very good soup base. My grandmother always had a soup on the back of the stove adding whatever. Great for lunch!
@nancyrowina (3850)
26 Oct 10
I've made gravy out of the water the vegetables were cooked in but never drank it, what does it taste like? I guess it tastes like whatever vegetable was cooked in it but could be wrong? Someone told me they heard it wasn't good for you to drink the water vegetables were cooked in, but couldn't tell me why. Something to do with pesticides used while they are growing. It can't be any worse for you than eating the pesticides and they aren't allowed to sell the vegetables until the chemicals aren't active anymore anyway.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 Oct 10
We call it vegetable water. I've had the water from green beans, corn, or peas. Cabbage we make a boiled dinner out of and the cabbage as well as the the liguid and other food (pork or roast beef, onions, and potatoes) the dinner are taken in like a soup or stew.
• United States
26 Oct 10
No, but I might try that next time I have cabbage.
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@jb78000 (15173)
26 Oct 10
yes, i have tried cabbage water and i did not like it. my granny did though. it is good for making stock but since i don't often boil my vegetables i tend to rely on stock cubes instead.
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@cheneper (133)
• Thailand
26 Oct 10
wow! thanks for the idea. I haven't tried but soon I will, coz it's healthful. Can you tell me the procedure if u don't mind,I'll try to make. ^_^
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I do not cook cabbage often, but I have heard that the water is full of Vitamin C. I would probably put it into some kind of soup, though. I like cabbage cooked with potatoes and smoked sausage. I certainly do not waste the water that any of my veggies have been cooked in.
@marguicha (94358)
• Chile
26 Oct 10
like cabbage very much but I did not know until today that the water was good. I´ll try it. I usually steam the cabbage to have the nutrients stay there in spite of my throwing away the water.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Oct 10
It's called potlicker here in Tennessee, lol. I like to eat it over cornbread. Cabbage is one of my favorite veggies.
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