The word Napa comes from a Japanese language that means leafy green. Napa cabbage is the type of long cabbage that is originated from China. It has a heavy in appearance and there are bright colored white ribs present onto the leaves. Due to its crisp nature, it is considered as the integral part of the East Asian Cuisines.

The wholesome nutritional profile makes it a type of food makes it a worthy family member of Brassica. It has a more delicate flavor than other green vegetables. The leaves of Napa cabbage are closely arranged in a cranky manner, not only this they are also thick in nature. Due to the lighter color of the leaves, their white colored veins are more prominent. It can be used in soups and noodle salads. It is low in calories and has electrolytes, vitamin A and folate.