Chinese cabbage

Title Info
Common name Cabbage, Chinese
Scientific name Brassica rapa
Taxonomic group Brassicaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Vegetables
Keywords Cruciferae

Chinese cabbage. This species produces three very different foods: turnips, leafy greens, and rapeseed ("canola") oil. The variety seen here and other closely related leafy greens have at times been classified as separate species. Chinese cabbage is eaten raw, cooked, or pickled.