Botanically, this chinese cabbage variety belongs to the Brassica family; a large class of leafy/flower-head vegetables which also includes brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and broccoli, etc. Scientific name: B. campestris (Pekinensis group).
Some of common names of napa are pe-tsai, celery cabbage, Chinese white cabbage, Peking cabbage, won bok, nappa (Japanese), hakusai (Japanese), pao, hsin pei tsai, kimchi cabbage,etc.chinese cabbage is an annual, cool season vegetable.
It grows best when the days are short and mild. As in cabbages, napa grows to oblong shaped head consisting of tightly arranged crinkly, thick, light-green leaves with prominent, pale white veins.
At its core, the leaves feature smooth, light yellow hue.chinese cabbage is incredibly low in calories. 100 g fresh leaves carry jus 16 calories.