"BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Authorities in a Bosnian town plan to build a giant monument to the cabbage to honour their most important produce.
Cabbage is a favourite winter staple in the Balkans, cooked or pickled in a variety of ways to deliver precious vitamin C through the dark months.
"Our region is famous for cabbage. We very much appreciate this vegetable," said Goran Peric, the director of the tourist association in the northeastern town of Bijeljina.
Peric said the monument to the humble plant would be erected in time for the next Cabbage-Fest, traditionally held in November. "We shall all support this idea," he told Reuters.
Bijeljina cabbage used to sell across the former Yugoslav federation but lost its market after Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia declared independence and war broke out."
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