Look for solid, heavy heads of cabbage with leaves free of discoloration.
Place the whole head of cabbage in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Keep cabbage chilled even after cutting. Once it has been cut, try to use the remainder within two days. Cabbage can be stored up to seven days.
Wash the leaves well when you use it. Shred, chop or cut up cabbage and add it to soups, sandwiches, salads or eat it for a snack with a little lemon juice. Cabbage can be steamed, boiled, microwaved, stuffed, or stir-fried.