Savoy cabbage is a typical winter vegetable, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a variety rather similar to cabbage, from which it differs for the wrinkled leaves and for the decidedly more prominent ribs of an intense green color that turn yellow going inwards.
It is characterized by having a short stem at ground level, with numerous enveloping leaves to form a globular and compact head. Compared to cabbage it has greater resistance to cold. Its cultivation extends from North to South in both family and extensive cultivations. The original spontaneous plant has given rise to many varieties, all more or less intensely cultivated according to regional preferences. It is harvested before flowering, from October to May.