Spring cabbage is also known as pointed, hispi, hearted or sweetheart cabbage. The leaves are more open than those of a green cabbage and they have a softer texture and sweeter taste. Spring cabbage is usually eaten cooked. It can be added to stir-fries or served with butter and black pepper as a side dish. It makes a tasty accompaniment to hearty stews and casseroles as well as grilled chops or steaks.