Savoy cabbage is a large and dense, loose-headed green that is round to ovate in shape. Distinguished by its heavily textured, crinkled leaves, Savoy cabbage has ruffled edges with deep ridges spanning across the surface of the leaves. The outer leaves are the toughest as they protect the plant from the elements and are crunchy, firm, and heavily veined with dark green to light green coloring. The inner leaves lack exposure to sunlight and as a result are more tender, crisp, and delicate with pale green, yellow, to white hues. Savoy cabbage is crunchy with a slight elastic consistency and is mild, earthy, and sweet with subtle musky undertones.